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David Malouf's imagination inhabits shocking violence, quick humour, appealing warmth and harsh cruelty with equal intensity. This is a comprehensive compilation of David's shorter work. Stories are set in the hardscrabble Australian interior and coastal enclaves; others are set in Australia's past.
David Malouf is the internationally acclaimed author of novels including Ransom, The Great World (winner of the Commonwealth Writers prize and the Prix Femina Etranger), Remembering Babylon (winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award), An Imaginary Life, Conversations at Curlow Creek, Dream Stuff, Every Move You Make and his autobiographical classic 12 Edmondstone Street. His Collected Stories won the 2008 Australia-Asia Literary Award. His most recent books are A First Place and The Writing Life. He was born in 1934 and was brought up in Brisbane.
Shortlisted for Prime Minister's Literary Awards (Australia): Fiction 2008.