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Richard Glover Richard Glover i(A20881 works by) (a.k.a. Richard Conrad Glover)
Gender: Male
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Richard Glover has a history honours degree from the University of Sydney and has worked as a print journalist at the Sydney Morning Herald, with his weekly humour column appearing since 1985. He has also worked as that paper's News Editor, Arts Editor and European Correspondent. Since 1996, he has presented the Drive program on 702 ABC Sydney, which he is still presenting as of 2018.

In 2015, he published his memoir, Flesh Wounds. In October 2018, he published The Land Before Avocado, an overview of Australia in the 1960s and 1970s; it was shortlisted for the Indie Book Awards (non-fiction) and longlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards (general non-fiction).

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y separately published work icon Flesh Wounds Sydney : HarperCollins Australia , 2015 8588178 2015 single work autobiography

'Richard Glover's favourite dinner-party game is called 'Who's Got the Weirdest Parents?'. It's a game he always thinks he'll win. There was his mother, a deluded snob, who made up large swathes of her past and who ran away with Richard's English teacher, a Tolkien devotee, nudist and stuffed-toy collector. There was his father, a distant alcoholic, who ran through a gamut of wives, yachts and failed dreams. And there was Richard himself, a confused teenager, vulnerable to strange men, trying to find a family he could belong to. As he eventually accepted, the only way to make sense of the present was to go back to the past - but beware of what you might find there. Truth can leave wounds - even if they are only flesh wounds.

'Part poignant family memoir, part rollicking venture into a 1970s Australia, this is a book for anyone who's wondered if their family is the oddest one on the planet. The answer: 'No'. There is always something stranger out there.' (Publication summary)

2016 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Biography of the Year
2016 shortlisted Indie Awards Nonfiction
2016 shortlisted Booksellers Choice Award
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