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Issue Details: First known date: 2013 2013
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'Set in 1941 during the Blitz, A World of Other People traces the love affair of Jim, an Australian pilot in Bomber Command, and Iris, a forthright Englishwoman finding her voice as a writer.The young couple, haunted by secrets and malign coincidence, struggles to build a future free of society's thin-lipped disapproval. The poet T.S. Eliot, with whom Iris shares firewatching duties, unwittingly seals their fate with his poem 'Little Gidding', one of the famous Four Quartets.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Epigraph:

    'Our interest's on the dangerous edge of things.

    The honest thief, the tender murderer,

    The superstitious atheist...'

    –'Bishop Blougram's Apology', Robert Browning.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Fourth Estate , 2013 .
      Extent: 278p.
      Note/s:
      • Published : 1/04/2013
      ISBN: 9780732291204 (pbk.)
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2015 .
      2207661681016232911.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 288p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 25/05/2015
      ISBN: 9780732291211

Works about this Work

Notes for a Novel Steven Carroll , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 74 no. 2 2015; (p. 66-72)
Heroes and Unheroes of War Jane Sutton , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: Quadrant , July / August vol. 59 no. 7-8 2015; (p. 114-115)
Writers' War of Words Deborah Bogle , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 28 February 2014; (p. 39)
And the Winner Is ... Hang on, Let's Ask the PM Jane Sullivan , 2014 single work
— Appears in: The Age , 12 December 2014;
Abbott Writes a Surprise Ending Stephen Romei , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 December 2014;
PM’s Literary Awards : How Reading Opens Us to a World of Pain Lyn McCredden , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 10 December 2014;
'On Monday night, the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards were announced with a tie in the fiction category between A World of Other People by Steven Carroll and the Booker Prize and Queensland Literary Award winner, The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan. Both very interesting novels by two working class boys who are “making good” in the world of literature.'
Steven Carroll's New Novel Don Anderson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 350 2013;

— Review of A World of Other People Steven Carroll 2013 single work novel
Untitled Fran Metcalf , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 20-21 April 2013; (p. 20)

— Review of A World of Other People Steven Carroll 2013 single work novel
Consumed by Unholy Fire Stella Clarke , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27-28 April 2013; (p. 20)

— Review of A World of Other People Steven Carroll 2013 single work novel
How Too Soft a Sell Can Get a Girl's Back Up Stephen Romei , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 15 May 2013; (p. 28)
Well Read Katharine England , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 13 April 2013; (p. 26)

— Review of A World of Other People Steven Carroll 2013 single work novel
Steven Carroll's New Novel Don Anderson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 350 2013;

— Review of A World of Other People Steven Carroll 2013 single work novel
Untitled Fran Metcalf , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 20-21 April 2013; (p. 20)

— Review of A World of Other People Steven Carroll 2013 single work novel
Consumed by Unholy Fire Stella Clarke , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27-28 April 2013; (p. 20)

— Review of A World of Other People Steven Carroll 2013 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 13 April 2013; (p. 26)

— Review of A World of Other People Steven Carroll 2013 single work novel
How Too Soft a Sell Can Get a Girl's Back Up Stephen Romei , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 15 May 2013; (p. 28)
Writers' War of Words Deborah Bogle , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 28 February 2014; (p. 39)
And the Winner Is ... Hang on, Let's Ask the PM Jane Sullivan , 2014 single work
— Appears in: The Age , 12 December 2014;
Abbott Writes a Surprise Ending Stephen Romei , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 December 2014;
PM’s Literary Awards : How Reading Opens Us to a World of Pain Lyn McCredden , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 10 December 2014;
'On Monday night, the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards were announced with a tie in the fiction category between A World of Other People by Steven Carroll and the Booker Prize and Queensland Literary Award winner, The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan. Both very interesting novels by two working class boys who are “making good” in the world of literature.'
Notes for a Novel Steven Carroll , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 74 no. 2 2015; (p. 66-72)
Heroes and Unheroes of War Jane Sutton , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: Quadrant , July / August vol. 59 no. 7-8 2015; (p. 114-115)

Awards

2014 shortlisted Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Award for Fiction
2014 joint winner Prime Minister's Literary Awards Fiction With Richard Flanagan's The Narrow Road to the Deep North.
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