A. P. Riemer i(409 works by) (a.k.a. Andrew P. Riemer; Andrew Riemer)
Born: Established: 1936 Budapest,
Eastern Europe, Europe,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1947
Heritage: Hungarian
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Having emigrated to Australia at the age of eleven, Andrew Riemer was educated at the universities of London and Sydney, also working at the latter in the Department of English during the 1990s.

Awards for Works

A Family History of Smoking 2008 single work autobiography

'A Family History of Smoking is a compelling memoir about two European families living through the last gasps of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. From great-grandfather David, who saw his family's fortunes decline with the gradual rise of anti-Semitism, to the ultra-modern, glamorous mother who held her family together through World War II, Andrew Riemer paints a beautiful portrait of a now vanished world that literally went up in smoke.

'Set against the backdrop of the tumult of early twentieth-century Europe, A Family History of Smoking is full of eccentric characters, literary anecdotes and historical drama, and is a moving tribute to a family, its strength and its stories.' (Publisher's blurb)

2008 shortlisted The Age Book of the Year Award Non-Fiction Prize
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