True Stories: Selected Non-Fiction [NOOK Book]

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Winner of the 1997 Kibble Award for Literature, True Stories spans twenty-five years of work by one of Australia's great writers.

In this extraordinary collection of non-fiction stories, Helen Garner visits the morgue and goes cruising on a Russian ship. She watches women giving birth and gets the sack for teaching her students about sex. She attends a school dance and a gun show. She writes about dreaming, about turning fifty and about the storm caused by her book The First ...

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True Stories: Selected Non-Fiction

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Overview

Winner of the 1997 Kibble Award for Literature, True Stories spans twenty-five years of work by one of Australia's great writers.

In this extraordinary collection of non-fiction stories, Helen Garner visits the morgue and goes cruising on a Russian ship. She watches women giving birth and gets the sack for teaching her students about sex. She attends a school dance and a gun show. She writes about dreaming, about turning fifty and about the storm caused by her book The First Stone. Her story on the murder of the two-year-old Daniel Valerio wins her a Walkley Award.

Garner looks at the world with a shrewd and sympathetic eye. Her non-fiction, with its many voices, is passionate and compelling. 'Helen Garner writes the best sentences in Australia.' Bulletin

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781921776434
  • Publisher: The Text Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 5/16/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • File size: 354 KB

Meet the Author

One of Australia's most celebrated authors, Helen Garner was born in Geelong in 1942. She has worked extensively as a journalist, reviewer and scriptwriter, and her award-winning books include novels, stories, screenplays and works of non-fiction, among them The First Stone and Joe Cinque’s Consolation. The Spare Room, her first work of fiction in fifteen years, won the Victorian and Queensland Premiers’ Literary Awards.
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