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Lawson Glassop Lawson Glassop i(A33420 works by) (a.k.a. Jack Lawson Glassop)
Born: Established: 30 Jan 1913 Lawson, Blue Mountains, Sydney, New South Wales, ; Died: Ceased: 4 Nov 1966 Mount Osmond, Burnside area, Adelaide - South / South East, Adelaide, South Australia,
Gender: Male
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Lawson Glassop was born in the Blue Mountains, NSW. He started a career in journalism before serving with the AIF in the Middle East where he worked on an army newspaper. Working for the Sydney Morning Herald after the war, he was a war correspondent in Korea.

He made a significant contribution to Australia's war literature with the novel We Were the Rats, published in 1944, which was a realistic portrayal of army life during wartime. Originally banned as obscene by the NSW government in 1946, a modified version of the book appeared in 1961.

Glassop also published a children's book and several other novels.

Source: Oxford Companion to Australian Literature

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