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Nicholas Hasluck Nicholas Hasluck i(A32097 works by)
Born: Established: 1942 Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, ;
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Nicholas Paul Hasluck is the son of Paul and Alexandra Hasluck (q.v.). Studying law, he graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1963, and from Oxford University in 1966. He worked briefly in Fleet Street as an editorial assistant, but returned in 1967 to Australia, working as a barrister in Western Australia. He was deputy chair of the Australia Council from 1978-1982 and chair of the Literature Board from 1999 to 2002.

In addition to his often satirical fiction about Australian society and history, Hasluck has also written drama, radio scripts, poetry and literary criticism.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Our Man K Ringwood : Penguin , 1999 Z218561 1999 single work novel
1999 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards
y separately published work icon The Country Without Music Ringwood : Viking , 1990 Z459804 1990 single work novel

'"The bone flute she wore at her neck.

'"He touched the crescent-shaped curio. 'You are Ilois,' he siad. It was the first time she had ever heard him use the word. 'You are Ilois.'

'"The islands once known as the strangest penal colonies on earth are now seething with discontent; and Jacqueline Villiers, caught at the centre of the turmoil, is torn between her uncle's determiation to stay in power and the attraction of her Ilios friends.

'"Who was the adminstrator's neice? And what was the significance of the bone flute?

'"In his compelling new novel, Nicholas Hasluck reveals how half-truths and deceptions can lead to a country bedevilled by its past - a country without music."' (Publication summary)

1991 joint winner Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Fiction Award
1991 shortlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award
y separately published work icon Truant State Ringwood : Penguin , 1987 Z380154 1987 single work novel mystery romance
1987 shortlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award

Known archival holdings

Descriptive list available (8 p.). Restriced until Hasluck's death. National Library of Australia (ACT)
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