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Issue Details: First known date: 2006 2006
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'A love story of sorts, Tuvalu tells the story of Noah Tuttle, who is glumly and aimlessly living a half kind of life in a cheap rundown hostel in the seamier margins of Tokyo, a place overrun with feral cats and cockroaches. He teaches mediocre English to disinterested students, sleeps with his girlfriend, Tilly, when she's around, drinks beer when he can afford it, and generally avoids other people and their expectations. Nothing much happens to him - until, that is, he meets the wealthy, captivating and completely self-absorbed Mami Kaketa, a supremely selfish creature who leaves people like so much litter in her wake, so brazen and capricious she should come with a health warning.

'A blackly funny, inconclusive and strangely beguiling story of ennui, escape, exile and dreams.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: For my parents, brother and sister, who always believed. For Toshiko, who made it possible.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2006 .
      Extent: 360p.
      ISBN: 9781741148718, 1741148715

Works about this Work

Great Expectations Peter Craven , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Author , December vol. 42 no. 3 2010; (p. 6-9)
Representations of the Japanese in Contemporary Australian Literature and Film Erika Smith , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: New Voices , vol. 2 no. 2008;
'The objective of this article is to investigate general contemporary Australian perceptions of the Japanese. I will do this by exploring how Australian contemporary literature (2006-2007) and Australian contemporary film (1997-2007) depicts Japanese characters. By analysing the representation of the Japanese characters in these areas I will attempt to gather a broad understanding of how Australians represent, perceive and identify the Japanese today.' -- Author's abstract
Fable Pips a Favourite in Literary Race Susan Wyndham , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 March 2007; (p. 13)
Susan Wyndham reports on the winners of the 2007 Commonwealth Writers Prize, South East Asia and South Pacific Region. New Zealand's Lloyd Jones won the Best Book prize for Pip and Australia's Andrew O'Connor won the Best First Book prize for Tuvalu.
Untitled Deborah Crabtree , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 86 no. 1 2006; (p. 49)

— Review of Tuvalu Andrew O'Connor 2006 single work novel
A Place in the Imagination Debra Adelaide , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 29-30 July 2006; (p. 8)

— Review of Tuvalu Andrew O'Connor 2006 single work novel
Anti-Hero Worship Barry Oakley , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 8 August vol. 124 no. 6532 2006; (p. 66-67)

— Review of Diamond Dove Adrian Hyland 2006 single work novel ; Wild Amazement Michael Wilding 2006 selected work short story autobiography ; Tuvalu Andrew O'Connor 2006 single work novel
All-Absorbing Look at Search for an Elusive Dream Diane Stubbings , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 19 August 2006; (p. 13)

— Review of Tuvalu Andrew O'Connor 2006 single work novel
The Island in the Mind James Ley , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19-20 August 2006; (p. 37)

— Review of Tuvalu Andrew O'Connor 2006 single work novel
Islands of Dreams Katharine England , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 2 September 2006; (p. 10)
Deeply Not at Home Owen Richardson , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 284 2006; (p. 48-49)

— Review of Vale Byron Bay Wayne Grogan 2006 single work novel ; Tuvalu Andrew O'Connor 2006 single work novel
Fraught Between Two Worlds Genevieve Tucker , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , September vol. 1 no. 1 2006; (p. 10)

— Review of Tuvalu Andrew O'Connor 2006 single work novel
Untitled Zora Simic , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , September no. 16 2006; (p. 63)

— Review of Tuvalu Andrew O'Connor 2006 single work novel
Gaining in Translation Peter Pierce , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 23 September 2006; (p. 26)

— Review of Tuvalu Andrew O'Connor 2006 single work novel
Apathy Conveyed Too Well N. A. Bourke , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 9 - 10 September 2006; (p. 23)

— Review of Tuvalu Andrew O'Connor 2006 single work novel
Writer Learns from Japan Rosemary Sorensen , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21 September 2005; (p. 19)
Loneliness of the Long-Distance Writer Pays Off Brigid Delaney , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21 September 2005; (p. 5)
ovel Idea of Sinking Dreamland Claims Award Geoff Strong , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 21 September 2005; (p. 6)
Untitled Deborah Crabtree , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 86 no. 1 2006; (p. 49)

— Review of Tuvalu Andrew O'Connor 2006 single work novel
A Place in the Imagination Debra Adelaide , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 29-30 July 2006; (p. 8)

— Review of Tuvalu Andrew O'Connor 2006 single work novel
Anti-Hero Worship Barry Oakley , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 8 August vol. 124 no. 6532 2006; (p. 66-67)

— Review of Diamond Dove Adrian Hyland 2006 single work novel ; Wild Amazement Michael Wilding 2006 selected work short story autobiography ; Tuvalu Andrew O'Connor 2006 single work novel
All-Absorbing Look at Search for an Elusive Dream Diane Stubbings , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 19 August 2006; (p. 13)

— Review of Tuvalu Andrew O'Connor 2006 single work novel
The Island in the Mind James Ley , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19-20 August 2006; (p. 37)

— Review of Tuvalu Andrew O'Connor 2006 single work novel
Deeply Not at Home Owen Richardson , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 284 2006; (p. 48-49)

— Review of Vale Byron Bay Wayne Grogan 2006 single work novel ; Tuvalu Andrew O'Connor 2006 single work novel
Fraught Between Two Worlds Genevieve Tucker , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , September vol. 1 no. 1 2006; (p. 10)

— Review of Tuvalu Andrew O'Connor 2006 single work novel
Untitled Zora Simic , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , September no. 16 2006; (p. 63)

— Review of Tuvalu Andrew O'Connor 2006 single work novel
Gaining in Translation Peter Pierce , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 23 September 2006; (p. 26)

— Review of Tuvalu Andrew O'Connor 2006 single work novel
Apathy Conveyed Too Well N. A. Bourke , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 9 - 10 September 2006; (p. 23)

— Review of Tuvalu Andrew O'Connor 2006 single work novel
Writer Learns from Japan Rosemary Sorensen , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21 September 2005; (p. 19)
Loneliness of the Long-Distance Writer Pays Off Brigid Delaney , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21 September 2005; (p. 5)
Islands of Dreams Katharine England , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 2 September 2006; (p. 10)
Fable Pips a Favourite in Literary Race Susan Wyndham , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 March 2007; (p. 13)
Susan Wyndham reports on the winners of the 2007 Commonwealth Writers Prize, South East Asia and South Pacific Region. New Zealand's Lloyd Jones won the Best Book prize for Pip and Australia's Andrew O'Connor won the Best First Book prize for Tuvalu.
Representations of the Japanese in Contemporary Australian Literature and Film Erika Smith , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: New Voices , vol. 2 no. 2008;
'The objective of this article is to investigate general contemporary Australian perceptions of the Japanese. I will do this by exploring how Australian contemporary literature (2006-2007) and Australian contemporary film (1997-2007) depicts Japanese characters. By analysing the representation of the Japanese characters in these areas I will attempt to gather a broad understanding of how Australians represent, perceive and identify the Japanese today.' -- Author's abstract
ovel Idea of Sinking Dreamland Claims Award Geoff Strong , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 21 September 2005; (p. 6)
Great Expectations Peter Craven , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Author , December vol. 42 no. 3 2010; (p. 6-9)
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