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Larry Buttrose Larry Buttrose i(A26097 works by) (a.k.a. Larry Philip Buttrose)
Born: Established: 1952 Adelaide, South Australia, ;
Gender: Male
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Most Referenced Works


  • Larry Buttrose has written travel books and, in 2009, published Tales of the Popes: From Eden to El Dorado, 'an account of the lives of the popes from the inception of the papacy up to the burning at the stake of the humanist philosopher Giordano Bruno in Rome in 1600' and edited Speeches of War and Peace. Buttrose has also worked on a stage adaptation of Cervantes' Don Quixote for the Bell Shakespeare Company.

    Buttrose has undertaken studies towards a PhD in Creative Writing at Adelaide University.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon A Long Way Home Lion : A Long Way Home Melbourne : Viking , 2013 6153454 2013 single work autobiography

'When Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to find his long-lost home town half a world away, he made global headlines.

'Saroo had become lost on a train in India at the age of five. Not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, he survived for weeks on the streets of Kolkata, before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by a couple in Australia.

'Despite being happy in his new family, Saroo always wondered about his origins. He spent hours staring at the map of India on his bedroom wall. When he was a young man the advent of Google Earth led him to pore over satellite images of the country for landmarks he recognised. And one day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for.

'Then he set off on a journey to find his mother.

'A Long Way Home is a moving and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit – hope.' (Publisher's blurb)

2014 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Biography of the Year
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