Border Districts

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Giramondo Publishing Company, 2017 - Australian fiction - 164 pages
Giramondo's publication of Gerald Murnane's new work of fiction comes at a time of heightened international interest in this highly regarded author. Border Districts and Murnane's Collected Short Fiction will be released in the United States by distinguished New York publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux in early 2018. Gerald Murnane is renowned for his dedication to a singular vision which he has elaborated across a body of work remarkable for its continuity and focus. He is the author of eleven books of fiction, including Tamarisk Row, Inland, Barley Patch, A History of Books and A Million Windows, and a collection of essays, Invisible Yet Enduring Lilacs, which have been published by Giramondo. He is a recipient of the Patrick White Literary Award, the Melbourne Prize for Literature, the Adelaide Festival Literature Award for Innovation and the Victorian Premier's Literary Award.

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About the author (2017)

Gerald Murname was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1939. In 1956, he matriculated from De La Salle College Malvern. He briefly trained for the Roman Catholic priesthood in 1957, but decided to become a teacher in primary schools from 1960 to 1968 and at the Victoria Racing Club's Apprentice Jockeys' School. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Melbourne in 1969, then worked in the Victorian Education Department until 1973. He is the author of numerous books including Tamarisk Row, A Lifetime on Clouds, The Plains, Landscape with Landscape, Inland, Velvet Waters, Emerald Blue, Invisible Yet Enduring Lilacs, Barley Patch, A History of Books, and A Million Windows. He won the Victorian Literary Award 2016 in the Nonfiction category for Something for the Pain: A Memoir of the Turf.

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