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Ian Britain Ian Britain i(A29502 works by)
Also writes as: I. M. Britain
Born: Established: 1948 Mumbai,
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India,
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South Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1950
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1 No Handles, Please : A Colloquial Account of Dobell the Man Ian Britain , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 369 2015; (p. 46-47)

— Review of Bill : The Life of William Dobell Scott Bevan , 2014 single work biography
1 Publisher Who Saw 'People and Books' as Most Important in Life Sue Ebury , Ian Britain , 2013 single work obituary (for Al Knight )
— Appears in: The Age , 25 June 2013; (p. 38)
1 The Priapic Pond Ian Britain , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 345 2012; (p. 10-11)

— Review of The Two Frank Thrings Peter Fitzpatrick , 2012 single work biography
1 Good Publicity Ian Britain , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 25 November no. 5669 2011; (p. 9)

— Review of An Eye for Eternity : The Life of Manning Clark Mark McKenna , 2011 single work biography
1 Barry by Edna: The Latest Biography of Barry Humphries Ian Britain , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December 2010 - January 2011 no. 327 2010; (p. 51-52)

— Review of One Man Show : The Stages of Barry Humphries Anne Pender , 2010 single work biography
1 This Plush Embrace Ian Britain , 2010 single work essay
— Appears in: Home Truth 2010; (p. 247-278)
1 Voice from the Past Ian Britain , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 September 2010; (p. 5,8-9)
Ian Britain, editor of The Donald Friend Diaries : Chronicles and Confessions of an Australian Artist (2010), recovered long-lost volumes of the artist's diaries.
1 6 y separately published work icon The Donald Friend Diaries : Chronicles and Confessions of an Australian Artist Donald Friend , Ian Britain (editor), Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2010 Z1728032 2010 selected work diary

'At age fourteen, Donald Friend declared: "Have done quite a lot of painting lately, and have made up my mind that I shall be an artist. And I shall be famous!"

Friend achieved his aim. He also left behind more than two million words of brilliant, intimate diary entries—one of the greatest acts of autobiography in Australian history.

This is the first single-volume selection of these writings and includes material from the two 'lost' wartime diaries recently unearthed in America by Ian Britain, along with handsome sketches by Friend.

Everyone is here: Russell Drysdale, Margaret Olley, Jeffrey Smart, Robert Helpmann, Barry Humphries and Robert Hughes, Mick Jagger and Gore Vidal. Friend's frank and often acerbic reflections trace his career, acquaintances and love affairs—in Australia, England, Italy, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Bali—as well as many of the notable characters and events of the twentieth century.

Most of all, the diaries attest to his ceaseless desire to understand and master his art. Neither love, food, writing, money or music, nor flattery nor sincere admiration nor the company of friends (all the things I am most partial to),' Friend wrote, 'could seduce me from my painting.' Reworked into a chronological narrative, and supplemented by material from correspondence and interviews, The Donald Friend Diaries reveal an extraordinary Australian life.' (From the publisher's website.)

1 1 A Hundred Ways Ian Britain , 2009 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 315 2009; (p. 4-5)
1 Sui Generis Struggler Ian Britain , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 312 2009; (p. 11-12)

— Review of Ian Fairweather Murray Bail , 1981 single work biography
1 Sharp Mind Targeted Tyrants Ian Britain , Peter Howard , 2008 single work obituary (for Louis Green )
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23-25 December 2008; (p. 19)
1 Best Books of the Year Judith Armstrong , Judith Beveridge , Geoffrey Blainey , Neal Blewett , James Bradley , Ian Britain , Alison Broinowski , Glyn Davis , Ian Donaldson , Delia Falconer , Morag Fraser , Anna Goldsworthy , Fiona Gruber , Nicholas Jose , Beverley Kingston , James Ley , Patrick McCaughey , Brian McFarlane , Peter Pierce , Dorothy Porter , Angus Trumble , Geordie Williamson , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 307 2008; (p. 21-25)
Australian writers and reviewers each nominate their best books of 2008. Some of the books listed are by Australian writers.
1 The Person Defying the Group Ian Britain , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 307 2008; (p. 13-14)

— Review of Robert Helpmann : A Servant of Art Anna Bemrose , 2008 single work biography
1 The Line of Beauty Ian Britain , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 4 October 2008; (p. 24)

— Review of Arabesques : A Tale of Double Lives Robert Dessaix , 2008 single work autobiography
1 Formidable Mind Stayed True Ian Britain , 2008 single work obituary (for David Philips )
— Appears in: The Age , 22 September 2008; (p. 12)
1 Not Quite Smart Enough Ian Britain , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 302 2008; (p. 21-22)

— Review of Not Quite Straight : A Memoir Jeffrey Smart , 1996 single work autobiography
1 Corroboration Needed Ian Britain , 2008 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 301 2008; (p. 4)
1 Ian Britain Replies: Ian Britain , 2008 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 299 2008; (p. 4)
1 1 Undertaking Life Ian Britain , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 298 2008; (p. 7-9)

— Review of Arthur Boyd : A Life Darleen Bungey , 2007 single work biography
1 Correspondence between Ian Britain, Editor of Meanjin, and Jo Emery Ian Britain , Josephine Emery , 2007 2007- single work correspondence
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