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Don Anderson Don Anderson i(A19110 works by)
Also writes as: D. Anderson
Born: Established: 1939 ;
Gender: Male
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1 Howard’s End : A Booker Winner Recalls Life in Sydney Don Anderson , 2022 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 444 2022; (p. 47)

— Review of Mother's Boy : A Writer's Beginnings Howard Jacobson , 2022 single work autobiography

'A Writer’s Beginnings begins: ‘My mother died today.’ One could be excused for thinking that one was reading not a memoir but a Campus Novel without the ‘p’, an experience that Howard Jacobson will suffer later in this book. Who could read this incipit without hearing the famous beginning: ‘Aujourd’hui maman est morte. Ou peut-être hier, je ne sais pas.’ Jacobson, on the other hand, knows. He continues: ‘It is 3 May 2020. She is ninety-seven years old.’ I cannot recall whether Albert Camus specifies his protagonist’s mother’s age in L’Étranger (1942). A Camus novel is surely a Campus Novel without the ‘p’, the latter a sub-genre that Jacobson will both live out teaching English at a polytechnic in a defunct football stadium and come to write. Indeed, so insistent is his use of the locution ‘we’ll come to that later’ that one could be excused for thinking prolepsis a Finklerish (see below) rhetorical device. Give Howard Jacobson enough trope and he’ll surely hang himself.' (Publication summary)

1 'To Live in Paradise Alone' : Rewriting Her-Story Don Anderson , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 424 2020; (p. 30-31)

— Review of A Room Made of Leaves Kate Grenville , 2020 single work novel

'Kate Grenville’s new novel, her first in almost a decade, is dedicated to ‘all those whose stories have been silenced’, for which, as its ‘memoirist’–narrator heroine is Elizabeth Macarthur, we might read ‘women’. Did she – wife of the notorious John Macarthur, wool baron in early Sydney – write what Grenville’s publishers call ‘a shockingly frank secret memoir’? In her ‘Editor’s Note’, Grenville tells, tongue firmly in cheek, of there being discovered in the ceiling of a historic Parramatta house under renovation a long-hidden box containing that memoir. In an ‘Author’s Note’ at the book’s end, we are assured that ‘No, there was no box of secrets found in the roof of Elizabeth Farm. I didn’t [as she claimed at the beginning, in her Editor’s Note] transcribe and edit what you’ve just read. I wrote it.’ Perhaps those who thought otherwise failed to observe the book’s epigraph from Elizabeth Macarthur – ‘Do not believe too quickly’ – though whether those words were inscribed by the historic Elizabeth or by Grenville’s fictional one may be a matter for discussion. Apropos of previous books, Grenville the novelist has had disputes with historians about matters of fiction and fact.' (Introduction)

1 Upside-down Adventures Don Anderson , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6 June 2020; (p. 16)

— Review of The Dickens Boy Thomas Keneally , 2020 single work novel
1 Henshaw Returns with an Exquisite Puzzle Don Anderson , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20 September 2014; (p. 30-31) The Age , 20 September 2014; (p. 32)

— Review of The Snow Kimono Mark Henshaw , 2014 single work novel
1 OTT Don Anderson , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 362 2014; (p. 25)

— Review of N John Scott , 2014 single work novel
1 Steven Carroll's New Novel Don Anderson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 350 2013;

— Review of A World of Other People Steven Carroll , 2013 single work novel
1 Delights and Ironies of a Literary Mind Don Anderson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 19-20 January 2013; (p. 22)

— Review of Mug Shots : A Memoir Barry Oakley , 2012 single work autobiography
1 Trespass i "Sharp magpies squabble for the ageing gum", Don Anderson , 2013 single work poetry
— Appears in: Friendly Street Poetry Reader : Thirty-Seven : Patterns of Living 2013; (p. 9)
1 A Political Transformer Two Sides to Every Story Don Anderson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 December 2013; (p. 33) The Age , 14 December 2013; (p. 28)

— Review of A Smile for My Parents Heather Henderson , 2013 single work biography ; The Antibiography of Robert F. Menzies Bernard Cohen , 2013 single work novel
1 Comedy and Tragedy Meet in the Shadow of a Star Don Anderson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7-8 September 2013; (p. 26-27) The Age , 7 September 2013; (p. 27) The Canberra Times , 7 September 2013; (p. 21)

— Review of Letter to George Clooney Debra Adelaide , 2013 selected work short story
1 Books of the Year Dennis Altman , James Ley , Geoffrey Lehmann , John Kinsella , Paul Kane , Lisa Gorton , Kerryn Goldsworthy , Andrea Goldsmith , Judith Beveridge , Don Anderson , John Tranter , Jane Sullivan , Peter Stothard , Brenda Niall , Alex Miller , Brian McFarlane , David McCooey , Patrick McCaughey , Chris Wallace-Crabbe , Tony Birch , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December 2012 - January 2013 no. 347 2012; (p. 31-32, 34-37)
Australian writers and reviewers each nominate their best books of 2012. Some of the books listed are by Australian writers.
1 Invisible Beings Don Anderson , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December 2012 - January 2013 no. 347 2012; (p. 15-16)

— Review of Lost Voices Christopher Koch , 2012 single work novel
1 Treacherous War in the Heart of Darkness Don Anderson , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 August 2012; (p. 20)

— Review of Midnight Empire Andrew Croome , 2012 single work novel
1 Explorer in a Novel Landscape Don Anderson , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 9-10 June 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of A History of Books Gerald Murnane , 2012 selected work short story
1 The King of Jazz Don Anderson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 336 2011; (p. 54)

— Review of Hergesheimer Hangs In Morris Lurie , 2011 single work novel
1 What Happened Here Don Anderson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 335 2011; (p. 45-46)

— Review of The Street Sweeper Elliot Perlman , 2011 single work novel
1 Everest Scales New Heights Don Anderson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1-2 October 2011; (p. 34)

— Review of Fools’ Paradise : Life in an Altered State Ross Fitzgerald , Trevor L. Jordan , 2011 single work novel
1 Ern, It Turns out, Has a French Cousin Don Anderson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 1-2 October 2011; (p. 20-21)

— Review of The Sons of Clovis : Ern Malley, Adore Floupette and a Secret History of Australian Poetry David Brooks , 2011 single work criticism
1 Tale of the Turf Don Anderson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 334 2011; (p. 49)

— Review of The Chase Christopher Kremmer , 2011 single work novel
1 Trojan Abyss Don Anderson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 329 2011; (p. 25)

— Review of The Simple Death Michael Duffy , 2011 single work novel
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