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Don Walker Don Walker i(A112371 works by) (a.k.a. Donald Hugh Walker)
Born: Established: 1951 ;
Gender: Male
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1 y separately published work icon Songs Don Walker , Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2019 15504265 2019 selected work lyric/song

'Don Walker is widely considered one of Australia’s greatest songwriters. For over forty years – from Cold Chisel and Tex, Don & Charlie to his solo work – he has written songs that capture what it is to be Australian. Collected here, for the first time, are lyrics from his extensive career: from ‘Khe Sanh’ to ‘Flame Trees’, ‘Cheap Wine’ to ‘Harry Was a Bad Bugger’, Walker’s words are poetic, moving and incisive. These words live on the page, with or without the memory of music.

'Interspersed with autobiographical sketches and anecdotes, Songs is a must-have for fans of Walker’s brilliant, razor-sharp storytelling.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 10 y separately published work icon Shots Don Walker , Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2009 Z1559216 2009 single work autobiography 'This extraordinary memoir begins with Don Walker's early life in rural Australia and ends in the late '80s. In mesmerising prose, Walker evokes childhood and youth, wild times in the '70s, life on the road and in Kings Cross, music-making and more. Shots is a stunningly original book, a set of word pictures - "shots" - that conjure up the lowlife and backroads of Australia.' (Publisher's blurb)
1 In Shiraz Don Walker , 2007 extract prose travel
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 22 December 2007; (p. 20-22) The Best Australian Essays 2007 2007; (p. 81-97)
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