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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 Shantaram : Portrait of an Australian Bestseller
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'Gregory David Roberts's semi-autobiographical novel Shantaram has been an Australian bestseller since its original publication in 2003. Marketed largely as nonfiction, Shantaram presents a fictionalized version of the author's experiences as a criminal on the run, particularly his adventures in the Mumbai underworld. Magner critiques Shantaram based upon reviews from newspapers and periodicals along with online fan responses to account for its robust readership. She saysa s an exemplar of a contemporary Australian bestseller, Shantaram is instructive from a number of angles, raising questions about genre distinctions and the workings of taste as well as drawing attention to the practices of publishers, consumers, and fans.' (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon Antipodes Pedagogy Down Under vol. 28 no. 1 June 2014 7878772 2014 periodical issue 2014 pg. 213-225
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