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The Biographer’s Dilemma : What Have You Done with My Life? Adrian Hale , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies , vol. 1 no. 1 2009;

'Recent decades have seen the rise of a modern publishing phenomenon: mass public participation in the production and consumption of various forms of Life Writing.

Biography has been "democratised". The growth and diversity in the informal production of Biography underlines the confidence with which it is produced, effectually a statement that "my life is worth telling too." Similarly the commercially produced biographical product is subject to media and public scrutiny as never before, dissected for factuality and fairness.

There is an expectation that a subject, or a subject‟s friends, enemies, or relatives, have a right of reply to the printed word. The challenge to academics and biographers then, is to admit that the authorial voice is not tenured, and that a greater collaborative approach must be taken which shares power over the writing of a life.' (Author's abstract)

Untitled James Meffan , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Aumla , May no. 91 1999; (p. 120-122)

— Review of Artful Histories : Modern Australian Autobiography David McCooey 1996 single work criticism ; National Fictions : Literature, Film and the Construction of Australian Narrative Graeme Turner 1986 single work criticism
Untitled Brian Matthews , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Historical Studies , October vol. 29 no. 111 1998; (p. 388-390)

— Review of Artful Histories : Modern Australian Autobiography David McCooey 1996 single work criticism
The Rise of Australian Autobiography Laurie Hergenhan , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Imago : New Writing , Autumn vol. 9 no. 1 1997; (p. 128-132)

— Review of Autographs : Contemporary Australian Autobiography 1996 anthology autobiography extract ; Artful Histories : Modern Australian Autobiography David McCooey 1996 single work criticism
Untitled Delys Bird , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 18 no. 1 1997; (p. 103-105)

— Review of Autographs : Contemporary Australian Autobiography 1996 anthology autobiography extract ; Artful Histories : Modern Australian Autobiography David McCooey 1996 single work criticism ; The Cartographic Eye : How Explorers Saw Australia Simon Ryan 1996 single work criticism
Finding Self While Waiting to Exile Phillip O'Neill , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 11 no. 2 1997; (p. 137-138)

— Review of The Tomis Complex : Exile and Eros in Australian Literature Irina Pana 1996 single work criticism ; Artful Histories : Modern Australian Autobiography David McCooey 1996 single work criticism
Moral Truths or Comforting Fictions? Joan Newman , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Meridian , May vol. 16 no. 1 1997; (p. 71-75)

— Review of Artful Histories : Modern Australian Autobiography David McCooey 1996 single work criticism
Untitled Ken Gelder , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 52 1997; (p. 168-169)

— Review of Artful Histories : Modern Australian Autobiography David McCooey 1996 single work criticism
Untitled Sarah Nuttall , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Studies , Winter vol. 12 no. 2 1997; (p. 131-133)

— Review of Artful Histories : Modern Australian Autobiography David McCooey 1996 single work criticism
A Writer's Testimony Brenda Niall , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 5 October 1996; (p. 9)

— Review of Artful Histories : Modern Australian Autobiography David McCooey 1996 single work criticism
Autobiography as Surrogate Memory Peter Pierce , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 27 July 1996; (p. C8)

— Review of Artful Histories : Modern Australian Autobiography David McCooey 1996 single work criticism
Integrity at Some Cost Gillian Whitlock , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 145 1996; (p. 90-91)

— Review of Artful Histories : Modern Australian Autobiography David McCooey 1996 single work criticism
The I's Have It Graham Little , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , December vol. 6 no. 10 1996; (p. 40-41)

— Review of Artful Histories : Modern Australian Autobiography David McCooey 1996 single work criticism
The Self Divided Susan Lever , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 182 1996; (p. 17-18)

— Review of Artful Histories : Modern Australian Autobiography David McCooey 1996 single work criticism
The Rise of Australian Autobiography Laurie Hergenhan , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Imago : New Writing , Autumn vol. 9 no. 1 1997; (p. 128-132)

— Review of Autographs : Contemporary Australian Autobiography 1996 anthology autobiography extract ; Artful Histories : Modern Australian Autobiography David McCooey 1996 single work criticism
Untitled Delys Bird , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 18 no. 1 1997; (p. 103-105)

— Review of Autographs : Contemporary Australian Autobiography 1996 anthology autobiography extract ; Artful Histories : Modern Australian Autobiography David McCooey 1996 single work criticism ; The Cartographic Eye : How Explorers Saw Australia Simon Ryan 1996 single work criticism
Finding Self While Waiting to Exile Phillip O'Neill , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 11 no. 2 1997; (p. 137-138)

— Review of The Tomis Complex : Exile and Eros in Australian Literature Irina Pana 1996 single work criticism ; Artful Histories : Modern Australian Autobiography David McCooey 1996 single work criticism
A Writer's Testimony Brenda Niall , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 5 October 1996; (p. 9)

— Review of Artful Histories : Modern Australian Autobiography David McCooey 1996 single work criticism
Autobiography as Surrogate Memory Peter Pierce , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 27 July 1996; (p. C8)

— Review of Artful Histories : Modern Australian Autobiography David McCooey 1996 single work criticism
Integrity at Some Cost Gillian Whitlock , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 145 1996; (p. 90-91)

— Review of Artful Histories : Modern Australian Autobiography David McCooey 1996 single work criticism
The I's Have It Graham Little , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , December vol. 6 no. 10 1996; (p. 40-41)

— Review of Artful Histories : Modern Australian Autobiography David McCooey 1996 single work criticism
The Self Divided Susan Lever , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 182 1996; (p. 17-18)

— Review of Artful Histories : Modern Australian Autobiography David McCooey 1996 single work criticism
Moral Truths or Comforting Fictions? Joan Newman , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Meridian , May vol. 16 no. 1 1997; (p. 71-75)

— Review of Artful Histories : Modern Australian Autobiography David McCooey 1996 single work criticism
Untitled Ken Gelder , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 52 1997; (p. 168-169)

— Review of Artful Histories : Modern Australian Autobiography David McCooey 1996 single work criticism
Untitled Sarah Nuttall , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Studies , Winter vol. 12 no. 2 1997; (p. 131-133)

— Review of Artful Histories : Modern Australian Autobiography David McCooey 1996 single work criticism
Untitled Brian Matthews , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Historical Studies , October vol. 29 no. 111 1998; (p. 388-390)

— Review of Artful Histories : Modern Australian Autobiography David McCooey 1996 single work criticism
Untitled James Meffan , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Aumla , May no. 91 1999; (p. 120-122)

— Review of Artful Histories : Modern Australian Autobiography David McCooey 1996 single work criticism ; National Fictions : Literature, Film and the Construction of Australian Narrative Graeme Turner 1986 single work criticism
The Biographer’s Dilemma : What Have You Done with My Life? Adrian Hale , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies , vol. 1 no. 1 2009;

'Recent decades have seen the rise of a modern publishing phenomenon: mass public participation in the production and consumption of various forms of Life Writing.

Biography has been "democratised". The growth and diversity in the informal production of Biography underlines the confidence with which it is produced, effectually a statement that "my life is worth telling too." Similarly the commercially produced biographical product is subject to media and public scrutiny as never before, dissected for factuality and fairness.

There is an expectation that a subject, or a subject‟s friends, enemies, or relatives, have a right of reply to the printed word. The challenge to academics and biographers then, is to admit that the authorial voice is not tenured, and that a greater collaborative approach must be taken which shares power over the writing of a life.' (Author's abstract)

Awards

1997 shortlisted Colin Roderick Award
1996 winner New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Gleebooks Prize for Literary or Cultural Criticism
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