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y The Art of the Engine Driver single work   novel  
Is part of Glenroy Series Steven Carroll 2001 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
The Art of the Engine Driver Issue Details: First known date: 2001... 2001
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'On a hot summer's night in the 1950s, the old and the new, diesel and steam, town and country all collide - and nobody will be left unaffected.

'As a passenger train leaves Spencer Street Station on its haul to Sydney, a family of three - Vic, Rita and their son Michael - are off to a party. George Bedser has invited the whole neighbourhood to celebrate the engagement of his daughter. Vic is an engine driver, with dreams of being like his hero Paddy Ryan and becoming the master of the smooth ride. As the neighbours walk to the party, we are drawn into the lives of a bully, a drunk, a restless girl and a young boy forced to grow up before he is ready. The Art of the Engine Driver is a luminous and evocative tale of ordinary suburban lives, told with an extraordinary power.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2001 .
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      Extent: 278p.
      ISBN: 073227057X
    • Sydney South, South Sydney area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2014 .
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      Extent: 304p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 1st January 2014
      ISBN: 9780732297466, 073229746X
      Series: y Modern Australian Classics A & R Modern Australian Classics Sydney South : HarperCollins , 2014- 7434666 2014 series - publisher
Alternative title: Die Kunst des Lokomotivführens : Roman
Language: German
    • Munich,
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      Liebeskind ,
      2006 .
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      Extent: 268p.
      ISBN: 9783935890373 3935890370
    • Munich,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Wilhelm Heyne ,
      2008 .
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      Extent: 268p.
      ISBN: 9783453405219 3453405218

Works about this Work

The View from Above from Below : Novel, Suburb, Cosmos Brigid Rooney , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Humanities Review , November no. 60 2016;
Celebrating Suburbia Nathanael O'Reilly , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Exploring Suburbia: The Suburbs in the Contemporary Australian Novel 2012; (p. 303-334)
Making the Ordinary Extraordinary Gia Metherell , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 June 2008; (p. B4)
Present Tense With Meaning Deborah Bogle , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 10 March 2007; (p. 13)
Streets of Your Town Steven Carroll , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 17 February 2007; (p. 18)
'Even the most mundane suburbs can be the subject of creative masterpieces' writes Steven Carroll.
The Art of Driving Loco Graham Clark , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25 August 2001; (p. 6)

— Review of The Art of the Engine Driver Steven Carroll 2001 single work novel
In a Fourth Novel, Writers Deliver the Goods Michelle Griffin , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 1 September 2001; (p. 10)

— Review of Earth Bruce Pascoe 2001 single work novel ; The Art of the Engine Driver Steven Carroll 2001 single work novel
In Short Debra Adelaide , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15-16 September 2001; (p. 19)

— Review of The Art of the Engine Driver Steven Carroll 2001 single work novel ; The Death of Pan Tom Petsinis 2001 selected work short story
Summer Night from Which Few Emerge Unchanged Jan Borrie , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 October 2001; (p. 16)

— Review of The Art of the Engine Driver Steven Carroll 2001 single work novel
A Faint Order Geordie Williamson , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 236 2001; (p. 27-28)

— Review of The Art of the Engine Driver Steven Carroll 2001 single work novel ; Summerland Malcolm Knox 2000 single work novel
The Patient Filmmaker Jason Steger , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 14 June 2003; (p. 6)
Great Game, Lousy Story Alan Attwood , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 29 November 2003; (p. 8)
Novels involving tennis are usually not successful. This article deals mainly with American books and films, however there is a small section about Australian creative writing.
Q and A : Steven Carroll Olivia Hill Douglas (interviewer), 2007 single work interview
— Appears in: The Age , 12 January 2007; (p. 3)
Streets of Your Town Steven Carroll , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 17 February 2007; (p. 18)
'Even the most mundane suburbs can be the subject of creative masterpieces' writes Steven Carroll.
Present Tense With Meaning Deborah Bogle , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 10 March 2007; (p. 13)
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