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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Food, Fighting and Funny Pictures : Growing Up with Australian Books
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'As a child I was fortunate enough to have a bookshelf filled with great books from all around the world, but Australian children’s classics such as The Magic Pudding and Cole’s Funny Picture Books spoke to me in a way that even at a young age I recognised as unmistakably Australian. It is difficult to define exactly what that ‘Australian-ness’ is. It’s not just—or even—about seeing Australian animals or iconical Australian places and landmarks … it’s broader and deeper than that. It’s more of a feeling—a sort of freewheeling knockabout charm that, like Vegemite, is instantly identifiable.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon #SaveOzStories Saveourstories Melbourne : Melbourne University Press , 2016 9824072 2016 anthology essay

    ''Australians deserve that their lives, experiences, country and culture be reflected in the literature that they read.' —Tom Keneally

    '#SaveOzStories is a gift to book lovers from Australia's finest writers and the industry that supports them. David Malouf, Tim Winton, Jackie French and many more of our best writers have come together to issue a clarion call to all Australian citizens to defend writers and writing. If politicians have their way we will be the only nation to give away our right to tell our own stories. If you think a world without the next Richard Flanagan, Di Morrissey or Andy Griffiths will be a poorer one, then read this collection of impassioned arguments from our most esteemed wordsmiths.

    'Contributors include Richard Flanagan, Tim Winton, Jackie French, Matthew Reilly, Geraldine Brooks, Michael Robotham, Andy Griffiths, Christos Tsiolkas, Charlotte Wood, Toni Jordan, Frank Moorhouse and others.' (Publication summary)

    Melbourne : Melbourne University Press , 2016
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