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Rodney Hall Rodney Hall i(A33541 works by)
Born: Established: 1935 Solihull, Warwickshire,
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England,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
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Gender: Male
Heritage: English
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1 The Red Herring Issue of a Head of State Rodney Hall , 2021 single work essay
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 80 no. 1 2021; Meanjin Online 2021;

'The release of the palace letters has put paid to any comforting assumption that the monarchy is above politics, or that the Queen as Australian head of state guarantees national stability. John Kerr’s correspondence with her private secretary Martin Charteris proved that royal impartiality, when put to the test, revealed itself as merely notional and without substance. Yet the disheartening truth is that this was not greeted with public outrage, which suggests the lesson hasn’t sunk in.' (Introduction)

1 Lawn Tennis Party i "Lawn tennis party people strolling someone says they'll", Rodney Hall , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Anthology of Australian Prose Poetry 2020; (p. 87)
1 Dry River Run Rodney Hall , Paul Dean (composer), 2018 single work musical theatre opera

'The action takes place against the background of Federation, with Australia on the brink of independence. The scene is set in a remote town in western Queensland in 1900. Archie Callaway, a popular local identity, farmer and keen advocate of Federation, has died. The opera opens with his funeral and the arrival of his surviving brother to lay claim to a half share in the property.

'The story centres around the dead man’s widow and her spirited daughter Veronica. Caught in a plot of domestic violence played out in the context of Victorian morality, they pin their hopes on women gaining the vote in the new nation. This, they believe, will deliver equal rights and justice in future. The three men implicated in the family tragedy must wrestle with their consciences to find a way forward, which for each of them involves a different choice.' (Production summary)

1 Glimpses of Europe Lost Rodney Hall , 2018 single work short story
— Appears in: Reading the Landscape : A Celebration of Australian Writing 2018; (p. 38-52)
1 3 y separately published work icon A Stolen Season Rodney Hall , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2018 13513955 2018 single work novel

'Adam's life has been ruined by war ... A veteran of the Iraq conflict who has suffered such extensive bodily trauma that he can only really survive by means of a mechanical skeleton.

'Marianna's has been ruined by men ... A woman who has had to flee the country after her husband lied to the wrong people.

'John Philip's by too much money ... A man who inherits the lost erotic drawings of J. M. W. Turner in the evening of his own life.

'Rodney Hall presents the interwoven story of three people experiencing a period of life they never thought possible and, perhaps, should never have been granted at all ... Each sets out along a separate path, seeking a stolen season in which they can live on their own terms. '  (Publication summary)

1 The Married Man Rodney Hall , 2017 extract novel (A Stolen Season)
— Appears in: Island , no. 150 2017; (p. 17-19)
1 The Missing Novels Debra Adelaide , Bernadette Brennan , Geraldine Brooks , Gregory Day , Ian Donaldson , Anna Funder , Andrea Goldsmith , Rodney Hall , Sonya Hartnett , Gail Jones , Susan Lever , Brian Matthews , Peter Rose , Susan Sheridan , Geordie Williamson , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 374 2015; (p. 41-43)
'Early success is no guarantee of a book’s continued availability or circulation. Some major and/or once-fashionable authors recede from public consciousness, and in some cases go out of print. We invited some writers and critics to identity novelists who they feel should be better known.'
1 A Life of Philanthropy and Integrity Rodney Hall , 2015 single work obituary (for Neilma Sidney )
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14 August 2015; (p. 31)
'The kind of wit Neilma Gantner most enjoyed was whimsical and at the edge of the absurd.'
1 The Constitutional Connection Rodney Hall , 2015 single work prose
— Appears in: The Intervention : An Anthology 2015; (p. 179-187)
1 Axing Gives Control to the Faceless Rodney Hall , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20 May 2015; (p. 20)
1 A Vast White Shroud Rodney Hall , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 362 2014; (p. 58)

— Review of Crucible : An Australian First World War Novel J. P. McKinney , 1935 single work novel
1 Moonlight Rodney Hall , 2013 single work short story
— Appears in: A Country Too Far : Writings on Asylum Seekers 2013; (p. 5-13)
1 Adrift Rodney Hall , 2012 single work short story
— Appears in: Review of Australian Fiction , vol. 3 no. 1 2012;
1 Books of the Year Patrick Allington , Judith Beveridge , Carmel Bird , Geoffrey Blainey , Alison Broinowski , Sophie Cunningham , Ian Donaldson , Gillian Dooley , Andrea Goldsmith , Kerryn Goldsworthy , Rodney Hall , Paul Hetherington , Gail Jones , Jacqueline Kent , John Kinsella , James Ley , Patrick McCaughey , Brian McFarlane , Michael Morley , Brenda Niall , John Rickard , John Tranter , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December 2011-January 2012 no. 337 2011; (p. 27-31)
Australian writers and reviewers each nominate their best books of 2011. Some of the books listed are by Australian writers.
1 9 y separately published work icon Silence Rodney Hall , Sydney : Murdoch Books , 2011 Z1822145 2011 selected work short story 'Silence is an exquisite, poignant collection of 'fictions' by one of Australia's finest writers. Each piece has its own startling imagery. This is a book that constantly surprises with its echoes of famous voices, and where the astonishing breadth of material - historical, personal, imagined - is held together by its central theme and by a web of subtle connections' (Libraries Australia).
1 To Timbuktu and Back Rodney Hall , 2011 single work prose travel
— Appears in: The Monthly , May no. 67 2011; (p. 50-52)
1 Open Page with Rodney Hall Rodney Hall , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 332 2011; (p. 80)
1 Silence 1945 Rodney Hall , 2011 single work short story historical fiction
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 8 January 2011; (p. 21) The Best Australian Stories 2011 2011; (p. 227-228) Where There's Smoke : Outstanding Short Stories by Australian Men 2015;
1 Best Books of the Year Patrick Allington , Dennis Altman , Don Anderson , Carmel Bird , Nicholas Birns , Alison Broinowski , Jo Case , Glyn Davis , Gillian Dooley , Andrea Goldsmith , Lisa Gorton , Rodney Hall , Kate Holden , Jacqueline Kent , James Ley , Patrick McCaughey , Brian McFarlane , Brenda Niall , Peter Pierce , Angus Trumble , Geordie Williamson , Thuy On , Stephanie Owen Reeder , Mike Shuttleworth , Ruth Starke , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December 2010 - January 2011 no. 327 2010; (p. 38-43)
Australian writers and reviewers each nominate their best books of 2010. Some of the books listed are by Australian writers.
1 Popeye Never Told You Rodney Hall , 2010 extract autobiography (Popeye Never Told You : Childhood Memories of the War)
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 321 2010; (p. 16-18)
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