y Fredy Neptune single work   novel  
  • Author: Les Murray http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/murray-les
Issue Details: First known date: 1998 1998
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

When German-Australian sailor Friedrich 'Fredy' Boettcher is shanghied aboard a German Navy battleship at the outbreak of World War I, the sight of frenzied mobs burning Armenian women to death in Turkey causes him, through moral shock, to lose his sense of touch. This mysterious disability, which he knows he must hide, is both protection and curse during much of his life, as he orbits the high horror and low humor of a catastrophic age. Told in blue-collar English that regains freshness by eschewing the mind-set of literary language, Fredy's picaresque life - as, perhaps, the only Nordic Superman ever - is deep-dyed in layers of irony and attains a mind-inverting resolution. (Libraries Australia)

Notes

  • A novel in verse form.
  • Dedication: To the glory of God
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Zurich,
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Ammann , 2004 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
How Fred and I Wrote Fredy Neptune, Les Murray , 1998-1999 single work autobiography Wie Fred und ich Fredy Neptune schrieben (p. 505-512)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Manchester,
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      Carcanet , 1998 .
      Extent: 255p.
      ISBN: 1857543378
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      Farrar Straus and Giroux , 1999 .
      Alternative title: Fredy Neptune : a novel in verse
      Extent: 255p.
      ISBN: 0374158541 (alk. paper)
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2007 .
      Extent: 276p.
      ISBN: 9781863954020 (pbk.), 1863954023 (pbk.)
Language: Dutch
    • Amsterdam,
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      Netherlands,
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      Meulenhoff , 2001 .
      Extent: 263p.
      ISBN: 9029059915

Works about this Work

The Killer of Modern Times : Les Murray’s 'Fredy Neptune' Roberta Cimarosti , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Textus : English Studies in Italy , May-August vol. 27 no. 2 2014; (p. 67-90)

This essay explores the reasons why Les Murray's five-book novel in verse Fredy Neptune may be considered a masterpiece of crime fiction for undermining the norms that traditionally codify that genre. The norms regulating especially the detective-story are here seen as epitomising the narcissistic principles that have predominantly shaped mainstream Western art and ideology since the dawn of modern times and strongly impacted upon the course of European history both within national and colonial territories. It is, in short, this entire Western episteme that Murray's novel questions through its 'misuse' of crime fiction, as its German-Australian protagonist gets involved in the two World Wars and becomes a German or a British spy depending on the war-line he happens to find himself. This essay first lays bare the critical framework through which I have looked at Murray's novel; then it points out the way it interweaves with Shakespeare's second Henriad but especially with Woolf's fiction opening a dialogue with these crucial texts of early and late modernity; to then conclude by trying to see what formal connections Fredy Neptune may finally have with the genre of crime fiction. [Author's abstract]

Monumentalism and Contemporary Verse Novels Lars Ole Sauerberg , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Anglia : Zeitschrift fur Englische Philologie , vol. 131 no. 2-3 2013; (p. 248-261)

'Telling stories in verse is older than telling stories in prose, but narrative fiction in prose is what most readers expect from a novel. The verse novel, however, is increasingly visible in contemporary narrative fiction, arguably because of more titles written and published or better search devices making titles easier to identify and locate. Examining seven verse novels published between1945 and2007, this essay argues that ‘monumentalism’ may be a fitting description of the way that the specific matter at issue in these fictional works, individuals who are challenged by historical forces beyond their control, merges with the general attention-enhancing manner of verse composition.' (Author's abstract)

Monumentalism and Monuments in Postcolonial Literatures : Dismembering Tradition Birgit Neumann , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Anglia : Zeitschrift fur Englische Philologie , vol. 131 no. 2-3 2013; (p. 262-281)

'This article explores how postcolonial literatures engage in critical negotiations of monumentalism and, more specifically, contest the generic conventions of the epic, which is often considered the monumental genre par excellence. Postcolonial uses of the epic examine and challenge the ideological premises of monumental forms of remembrance, while they also exploit the epic’s symbolic value for their own political and poetic agenda. The interpretations of Derek Walcott’s Omeros (1990) and Les Murray’s Fredy Neptune (1998) reveal that monumentalism in postcolonial literatures is punctuated by selfreflexive, ironic and non-essentialist forms, which bear witness to both the persistence and the mutability of cultural traditions. The self-reflexive monumentalism of these postcolonial writings is not only a key aesthetic strategy employed to foreground cultural difference and localize meaning but also establishes transcultural connections between seemingly diverse cultures. It is by means of the complexity of the form that the texts evoke the multivocal network of entangled histories.' (Author's abstract)

The Unnaturalness of Narrative Poetry Brian McHale , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: A Poetics of Unnatural Narrative 2013; (p. 199-222)

Brian McHale investigates the unnaturalness or artificiality of narrative poetry. More specifically, he analyses William Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis as well as Les Murray’s Fredy Neptune to show that artificial segmentation functionalizes and semanticizes nonsemantic patterns, such as rhyme, that are irrelevant and even inaudible in unsegmented prose. Furthermore, artificial segmentation occasionally coincides with narrative segmentation, enhancing and amplifying it. Sometimes, instead, it cuts across segmentation, setting up counterrhythms, syncopating and counterpointing narrative shifts. In any case, by introducing a series of minuscule gaps and interruptions, artificial segmentation jars us out of our automatic (or “natural”) attitude toward such a narrative. For McHale, artificial segmentation counters the template of natural narrative with a competing unnatural one.' (Authors introduction)

The Country Calling Nicholas Wroe , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Illawarra Mercury Weekender , 5-6 March 2011; (p. 21)
Poet Les Murray spends as much time in cities as he does in the country.
Literary Transculturations and Modernity : Some Reflections Anne Holden Ronning , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , November vol. 4 no. 1 2011;
'In an increasingly global world literary and cultural critics are constantly searching for ways in which to analyse and debate texts and artefacts. Postcolonial theories and studies have provided useful tools for analyzing, among others, New Literatures in English and other languages, as well as throwing new light on an understanding of older texts. But today, with the increase in diaspora studies in literature and cultural studies, new ways of looking at texts are paramount, given the complexity of contemporary literature. There is, as Bill Ashcroft writes, a 'strange contrapuntal relationship between identity, history, and nation that needs to be unravelled.' With references to Australian literature, this article will present some reflections on transculturation and modernities, the themes of the Nordic Network of Transcultural Literary Studies, which considers transculturation not as a theory but, 'a matrix through which a set of critical tools and vocabularies can be refined for the study of texts from a localized world, but institutionalised globally' and where , ' the engagement of multiple sites and their routes with the progression of "one modernity" in some way or other inform the aesthetics of transcultural literature.' (Author's introduction)
The Silver Age of Fiction Peter Pierce , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 70 no. 4 2011; (p. 110-115)
Peter Pierce looks at contemporary Australian fiction to define Australia's 'Silver Age of Australian fiction' .
A Novel in Verse: Exploring Narrative Genres through Les Murray's Fredy Neptune Marie-Luise Egbert , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Explorations and Extrapolations: Applying English and American Studies 2011; (p. 33-54)
Alienating Powers : Les Murray's Poetry and Politics Brigid Rooney , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Literary Activists : Australian Writer-Intellectuals and Public Life 2009; (p. 97-118)
The Other Shore Is Here : Contemporary Poetry of the Sacred Bill Ashcroft , Frances Devlin-Glass , Lyn McCredden , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Intimate Horizons : The Post-Colonial Sacred in Australian Literature 2009; (p. 243-286)
On My Bedside Table Raymond Penny , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 10 January 2009; (p. 28)

— Review of Fredy Neptune Les Murray 1998 single work novel
Erocide Is Painless : Insensation in Les Murray's Fredy Neptune Robert Savage , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , vol. 23 no. 4 2008; (p. 422-433)
Advances the view that the experience of insensation by the main character in Fredy Neptune is linked to Murray's own painful experiences of sexual teasing and humiliation as an adolescent.
Tall Tales and True in Chapter and Verse Peter Goldsworthy , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , May vol. 2 no. 4 2007; (p. 12-13, 27)

— Review of El Dorado Dorothy Porter 2007 single work novel ; Lawrie and Shirley, The Final Cadenza : A Movie in Verse Geoff Page 2006 single work novel ; Fredy Neptune Les Murray 1998 single work novel
'Australian poets are leading a revival of the ancient art of the verse novel, a genre as user-friendly as movies that deserves a wider readership.' (Editor's abstract)
Books Fiction Adair Jones , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21 - 22 April 2007; (p. 22)

— Review of Fredy Neptune Les Murray 1998 single work novel
The Pointed Review Larissa Behrendt , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 22 March vol. 6 no. 125 2007; (p. 32)

— Review of Another Country Nicolas Rothwell 2007 selected work prose ; Fredy Neptune Les Murray 1998 single work novel
'So You Make a Shadow' : Australian Poetry in Review 2006-2007 Lyn McCredden , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 52 no. 2007; (p. 81-98)

— Review of Vertigo (a Cantata) Jordie Albiston 2007 selected work poetry ; All the Time in the World Dennis Haskell 2006 selected work poetry ; The Escape Sonnets and Other Poetry Brian Edwards 2006 selected work poetry ; Sometimes Gladness : Collected Poems, 1954 to 2005 Bruce Dawe 2006 selected work poetry ; Ocean Island Julian Croft 2006 selected work poetry ; I'm Not Racist, But... : A Collection of Social Observations Anita Heiss 2007 selected work poetry ; Excess Baggage and Claim Terry Jaensch Cyril Wong 2007 selected work poetry ; The Passion Paintings : Poems 1983-2006 Aileen Kelly 2006 selected work poetry ; Typewriter Music David Malouf 2007 selected work poetry ; Fredy Neptune Les Murray 1998 single work novel ; Lawrie and Shirley, The Final Cadenza : A Movie in Verse Geoff Page 2006 single work novel ; A Difficult Faith : Poems Mark Reid 2006 selected work poetry ; A Paddock in His Head Brendan Ryan 2007 selected work poetry ; The City of Empty Rooms Thomas Shapcott 2006 selected work poetry ; Helen of Troy and Other Poems Dimitris Tsaloumas 2007 selected work poetry ; The Incoming Tide Petra White 2007 selected work poetry
Fredy Neptune: The Idea of Being and Becoming Pradeep Trikha , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Explorations in Australian Literature 2006; (p. 83-92) The Literary Criterion , vol. 42 no. 1 2007; (p. 53-67)
Local Habitations, Global Names: Les Murray and the Poetry Superleague Michael Murphy , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Globalisation and Its Discontents 2006; (p. 139-160)
'Odysseus from the Outback' : Fredy Neptune in German and Its Critical Reception Irmtraud Petersson , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 22 no. 1 2005; (p. 1-28)
This article surveys the reception of a German translation (by Thomas Eichhorn, 2004) of Murray's Fredy Neptune in German-speaking countries. It looks at responses to the verse novel and its author in German-language reviews and articles, and compares them with the Australian reception. Taking into consideration the significance of the 'German connection', the second part of the article examines the response to Murray's presentation of 20th century history, particularly regarding German involvement in it, and the politics and ethics of remembering in Germany and Australia.
Translating Fredy Neptune : Interview with Thomas Eichhorn Irmtraud Petersson (interviewer), 2005 single work interview
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 22 no. 1 2005; (p. 29-36)
Aber das Leben ist zu gross Joachim Sartorius , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Die Welt , 3 April 2004;

— Review of Fredy Neptune Les Murray 1998 single work novel
Irrfahrt in wahnsinnigen Zeitlauften Jurgen Brocan , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Neue Zurcher Zeitung , 23 March 2004;

— Review of Fredy Neptune Les Murray 1998 single work novel
Specht erkundet Busch Frank Schafer , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Die Tageszeitung , 25 March 2004;

— Review of Fredy Neptune Les Murray 1998 single work novel
Robes, Tat, Rig, and Scunge Adam Kirsch , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The New Republic , 12 June 2000; (p. 52-54)

— Review of Fredy Neptune Les Murray 1998 single work novel ; New Selected Poems Les Murray 1998 selected work poetry
Tall Tales and True in Chapter and Verse Peter Goldsworthy , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , May vol. 2 no. 4 2007; (p. 12-13, 27)

— Review of El Dorado Dorothy Porter 2007 single work novel ; Lawrie and Shirley, The Final Cadenza : A Movie in Verse Geoff Page 2006 single work novel ; Fredy Neptune Les Murray 1998 single work novel
'Australian poets are leading a revival of the ancient art of the verse novel, a genre as user-friendly as movies that deserves a wider readership.' (Editor's abstract)
Books Fiction Adair Jones , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21 - 22 April 2007; (p. 22)

— Review of Fredy Neptune Les Murray 1998 single work novel
The Pointed Review Larissa Behrendt , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 22 March vol. 6 no. 125 2007; (p. 32)

— Review of Another Country Nicolas Rothwell 2007 selected work prose ; Fredy Neptune Les Murray 1998 single work novel
'So You Make a Shadow' : Australian Poetry in Review 2006-2007 Lyn McCredden , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 52 no. 2007; (p. 81-98)

— Review of Vertigo (a Cantata) Jordie Albiston 2007 selected work poetry ; All the Time in the World Dennis Haskell 2006 selected work poetry ; The Escape Sonnets and Other Poetry Brian Edwards 2006 selected work poetry ; Sometimes Gladness : Collected Poems, 1954 to 2005 Bruce Dawe 2006 selected work poetry ; Ocean Island Julian Croft 2006 selected work poetry ; I'm Not Racist, But... : A Collection of Social Observations Anita Heiss 2007 selected work poetry ; Excess Baggage and Claim Terry Jaensch Cyril Wong 2007 selected work poetry ; The Passion Paintings : Poems 1983-2006 Aileen Kelly 2006 selected work poetry ; Typewriter Music David Malouf 2007 selected work poetry ; Fredy Neptune Les Murray 1998 single work novel ; Lawrie and Shirley, The Final Cadenza : A Movie in Verse Geoff Page 2006 single work novel ; A Difficult Faith : Poems Mark Reid 2006 selected work poetry ; A Paddock in His Head Brendan Ryan 2007 selected work poetry ; The City of Empty Rooms Thomas Shapcott 2006 selected work poetry ; Helen of Troy and Other Poems Dimitris Tsaloumas 2007 selected work poetry ; The Incoming Tide Petra White 2007 selected work poetry
On My Bedside Table Raymond Penny , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 10 January 2009; (p. 28)

— Review of Fredy Neptune Les Murray 1998 single work novel
Epicaresque Journey Michael Hulse , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian's Review of Books , July vol. 3 no. [6] 1998; (p. 10-11)

— Review of Fredy Neptune Les Murray 1998 single work novel
Forgiving Fredy A. P. Riemer , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18 July 1998; (p. 11)

— Review of Fredy Neptune Les Murray 1998 single work novel
Neptune Off the Planet Peter Craven , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 1-2 August 1998; (p. 13)

— Review of Fredy Neptune Les Murray 1998 single work novel
From Bad to Verse Peter Pierce , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 4 August vol. 117 no. 6134 1998; (p. 66-67)

— Review of Fredy Neptune Les Murray 1998 single work novel
Pain, Power, Pride and Hope Veronica Brady , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 15 August 1998; (p. 7)

— Review of Fredy Neptune Les Murray 1998 single work novel
Speaking in Tons David McCooey , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , September vol. 8 no. 7 1998; (p. 38-40)

— Review of Fredy Neptune Les Murray 1998 single work novel
Poet's Wild Colonial Boy Laurie Clancy , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 5 September 1998; (p. 8)

— Review of Fredy Neptune Les Murray 1998 single work novel
Les Pens Quirky Riches Katharine England , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 19 September 1998; (p. 23)

— Review of Fredy Neptune Les Murray 1998 single work novel
Murray's Meditation on the 20th Century Geoff Page , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 October 1998; (p. 22)

— Review of Fredy Neptune Les Murray 1998 single work novel
A Boys' Own Adventure Dorothy Hewett , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 203 1998; (p. 34)

— Review of Fredy Neptune Les Murray 1998 single work novel
Between Covers at Last A. P. Riemer , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , September no. 180 1998; (p. 34)

— Review of Fredy Neptune Les Murray 1998 single work novel
Fredy Neptune Goes to War Ian J. Bickerton , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 73 2002; (p. 67-77; notes 232)
Transmuting the Black Dog: The Mob and the Body in the Poetry of Les Murray Gary Clark , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 16 no. 1 2002; (p. 19-24)
'Split Belonging' in Les Murray's Novel in Verse, Fredy Neptune Judith Ryan , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Imagining Australia : Literature and Culture in the New New World 2004; (p. 332-352)
Narrative Poetry: Ancient to Modern John Sheppard , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Five Bells , Spring vol. 11 no. 4 2004; (p. 10-14)
Sheppard considers the demise of narrative poetry among modern poets. However, he is gladdened by some outstanding proponents of the form, notably Les Murray and Dorothy Porter.
Narrative Poetry Rosemary Huisman , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Five Bells , Spring vol. 11 no. 4 2004; (p. 15-18)
'Odysseus from the Outback' : Fredy Neptune in German and Its Critical Reception Irmtraud Petersson , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 22 no. 1 2005; (p. 1-28)
This article surveys the reception of a German translation (by Thomas Eichhorn, 2004) of Murray's Fredy Neptune in German-speaking countries. It looks at responses to the verse novel and its author in German-language reviews and articles, and compares them with the Australian reception. Taking into consideration the significance of the 'German connection', the second part of the article examines the response to Murray's presentation of 20th century history, particularly regarding German involvement in it, and the politics and ethics of remembering in Germany and Australia.
Translating Fredy Neptune : Interview with Thomas Eichhorn Irmtraud Petersson (interviewer), 2005 single work interview
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 22 no. 1 2005; (p. 29-36)
Undercover Susan Wyndham , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21-22 May 2005; (p. 20)
A column canvassing current literary news including mention of the success of Les Murray's Fredy Neptune in German translation.
Fredy Neptune: The Idea of Being and Becoming Pradeep Trikha , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Explorations in Australian Literature 2006; (p. 83-92) The Literary Criterion , vol. 42 no. 1 2007; (p. 53-67)
Local Habitations, Global Names: Les Murray and the Poetry Superleague Michael Murphy , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Globalisation and Its Discontents 2006; (p. 139-160)
Erocide Is Painless : Insensation in Les Murray's Fredy Neptune Robert Savage , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , vol. 23 no. 4 2008; (p. 422-433)
Advances the view that the experience of insensation by the main character in Fredy Neptune is linked to Murray's own painful experiences of sexual teasing and humiliation as an adolescent.
Alienating Powers : Les Murray's Poetry and Politics Brigid Rooney , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Literary Activists : Australian Writer-Intellectuals and Public Life 2009; (p. 97-118)
The Other Shore Is Here : Contemporary Poetry of the Sacred Bill Ashcroft , Frances Devlin-Glass , Lyn McCredden , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Intimate Horizons : The Post-Colonial Sacred in Australian Literature 2009; (p. 243-286)
The Country Calling Nicholas Wroe , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Illawarra Mercury Weekender , 5-6 March 2011; (p. 21)
Poet Les Murray spends as much time in cities as he does in the country.
An Aspect of Valtellinese Diaspora : Lombardy to Western Australia (1895-1960) - 'The Entombed Miner, Easter 1907' Glen Phillips , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Diaspora : The Australasian Experience 2005; (p. 410-423) Southerly , vol. 71 no. 1 2011; (p. 180-196)
This work is a 'ficto-critical look at an unusual example of diaspora where over a period of more than 100 years a small but continuous stream of Valtellinesi working men (from Lombardy valley in north Italy) and their wives and families - the latter following the breadwinner years later in most cases - migrated from what was in those days one of the poorest areas in the Italian Alps to find a new life. They began working at first in the gold-mining industry in Western Australia.' (Source: Author's introduction, Southerly, 2011)
Literary Transculturations and Modernity : Some Reflections Anne Holden Ronning , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , November vol. 4 no. 1 2011;
'In an increasingly global world literary and cultural critics are constantly searching for ways in which to analyse and debate texts and artefacts. Postcolonial theories and studies have provided useful tools for analyzing, among others, New Literatures in English and other languages, as well as throwing new light on an understanding of older texts. But today, with the increase in diaspora studies in literature and cultural studies, new ways of looking at texts are paramount, given the complexity of contemporary literature. There is, as Bill Ashcroft writes, a 'strange contrapuntal relationship between identity, history, and nation that needs to be unravelled.' With references to Australian literature, this article will present some reflections on transculturation and modernities, the themes of the Nordic Network of Transcultural Literary Studies, which considers transculturation not as a theory but, 'a matrix through which a set of critical tools and vocabularies can be refined for the study of texts from a localized world, but institutionalised globally' and where , ' the engagement of multiple sites and their routes with the progression of "one modernity" in some way or other inform the aesthetics of transcultural literature.' (Author's introduction)
The Silver Age of Fiction Peter Pierce , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 70 no. 4 2011; (p. 110-115)
Peter Pierce looks at contemporary Australian fiction to define Australia's 'Silver Age of Australian fiction' .
A Novel in Verse: Exploring Narrative Genres through Les Murray's Fredy Neptune Marie-Luise Egbert , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Explorations and Extrapolations: Applying English and American Studies 2011; (p. 33-54)
Lunch with Les, Bush Bard Louise Kennedy , 1993 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 5 December 1993; (p. 19)
Armenia, Marlene and the Dungog Hun Paul Cliff (interviewer), 1997 single work interview
— Appears in: Ulitarra , no. 11 1997; (p. 50-58)

Awards

2005 winner International Awards Preis der Leipziger Buchmesse Translation For Thomas Eichhorn's German translation.
2004 winner International Awards Premio Mondello (Italy) Foreign Author Received for the 2004 English/Italian edition by the Italian publisher Giano
1999 winner Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Best Fiction Book
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