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Issue Details: First known date: 2024... 2024 Christina Spittel Review of Nathan Hobby, The Red Witch : A Biography of Katharine Susannah Prichard
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'‘So there’s a new book about me coming out next year’, tweeted Katharine Susannah
Prichard on 27 April 2020. ‘I wouldn’t believe everything it says.’ A photo shows
her biographer, Nathan Hobby, signing a contract with Melbourne University Press
(MUP) in an Officeworks carpark. He looks content, if a little daunted. Only slightly
delayed by the pandemic, the book, a richly illustrated, handsome volume with
generous endnotes and an extensive bibliography, produced in MUP’s Miegunyah
imprint, appeared last year. Published fifty years after her death, it is the first full
biography of Prichard.' 


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    y separately published work icon Australian Journal of Biography and History no. 8 2024 27802981 2024 periodical issue 'The Australian Journal of Biography and History (AJBH) was established in 2018
    with the principal aim of promoting the study of historical biography. In her
    2023 book Biography: An Historiography, Melanie Nolan, currently director of
    the National Centre of Biography, situates biography as integral to the practice
    of history, a discipline that stresses the role of the individual rather than focusing
    solely on the structures constraining human agency.1 Consistent with this objective,
    the AJBH publishes lively, appealing and provocative articles that ‘engage critically
    with issues and problems in historiography and life writing’ as well as illuminating
    themes in Australian history.2 Since 2018, the journal has fulfilled its charter with
    three general numbers emanating from a call for papers and four special themed
    issues: Number 2, 2019, Canberra Lives (edited by Malcolm Allbrook); Number 5,
    2021, Political Biography (edited by Stephen Wilks and Joshua Black); Number 6,
    2022, Writing Slavery into Biography (edited by Georgina Arnott, Zoë Laidlaw and
    Jane Lydon), and Number 7, 2023, Convict Lives (edited by Matthew Cunneen and
    Malcolm Allbrook).' (Malcolm Allbrook: Introduction)
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