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Rachel Deverall (1969-2016) single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Rachel Deverall (1969-2016)
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    y separately published work icon Their Brilliant Careers : The Fantastic Lives of Sixteen Extraordinary Australian Writers Ryan O'Neill , Carlton : Black Inc. , 2016 9580377 2016 selected work short story humour

    'In Their Brilliant Careers, Ryan O’Neill has written a hilarious novel in the guise of sixteen biographies of (invented) Australian writers. Meet Rachel Deverall, who discovers the secret female source of the great literature of our time – and pays a terrible price for her discovery. Meet Rand Washington, hugely popular sci-fi author (of Whiteman of Cor) and holder of extreme views on race and gender. Meet Addison Tiller, the master of the bush yarn, “The Chekhov of Coolabah”, who has never travelled outside Sydney.

    Their Brilliant Careers is a playful set of stories, linked in many ways, which together form a memorable whole. It is a wonderful comic tapestry of the writing life, and a large-scale parody in which every detail adds to the humour of the overall picture' (publication blurb).

    Carlton : Black Inc. , 2016
    pg. 121-140
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