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Mick: A Life of Randolph Stow

by: Suzanne Falkiner

Description Randolph Stow was one of the great Australian writers of his generation. His novel To the Islands – written in his early twenties after living on a remote Aboriginal mission – won the Miles Franklin Award for 1958. In later life, after publishing seven remarkable novels and several collections of poetry, Stow’s literary output […]

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uzanne Falkiner was born in Sydney and grew up on a sheep station in central western New South Wales. After graduating with a BA in literature and philosophy at the University of New South Wales she spent several years travelling in Asia, Europe and South America, and has lived in Paris, Umbria, and New York, where she completed postgraduate courses in Fiction, Non Fiction and Editing at Columbia University. After working in various book and magazine publishing jobs in Sydney, she started her own imprint, Valadon Publishing. From the mid 1980s she has combined being a full time writer with book reviewing, travel and other journalism, and freelance editing, including writing reader’s reports and detailed manuscript assessments. In 2005 she was awarded a Doctorate of Creative Arts at the University of Technology, Sydney.
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Randolph Stow was one of the great Australian writers of his generation. His novel To the Islands – written in his early twenties after living on a remote Aboriginal mission – won the Miles Franklin Award for 1958. In later life, after publishing seven remarkable novels and several collections of poetry, Stow’s literary output slowed. This biography examines the productive period as well as his long periods of publishing silence. In Mick: A Life of Randolph Stow, Suzanne Falkiner unravels the reasons behind Randolph Stow’s quiet retreat from Australia and the wider literary world. Meticulously researched, insightful and at times deeply moving, Falkiner’s biography pieces together an intriguing story from Stow’s personal letters, diaries, and interviews with the people who knew him best. And many of her tales – from Stow’s beginnings in idyllic rural Australia, to his critical turning point in Papua New Guinea, and his final years in Essex, England – provide us with keys to unlock the meaning of Stow’s rich and introspective works. [Subject: Literary Criticism, Biography]

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