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David A. Myers David A. Myers i(A5336 works by) (a.k.a. David Allan Myers; D. A. Myers; David Myers)
Also writes as: Old Silvertail
Born: Established: 19 May 1942 Wyong, Wyong area, Tuggerah Lake area, Central Coast, New South Wales, ; Died: Ceased: 2 Mar 2007 Gold Coast, Queensland,
Gender: Male
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Myers was educated at Manly High School and the University of Sydney. He joined the Department of Foreign Affairs, then took up a Ph. D. scholarship at Sydney University and later the University of Munich. In 1967 he became Associate-Professor of German at the University of Toronto in Canada, where he introduced courses in World Literature. In 1970 he was Guest Professor at the University of Cologne. In 1974 he returned to Australia to take up a senior lectureship in German at the University of Adelaide. He then took up studies in Australian literature, completing a Master of Arts thesis on Patrick White, which was published in 1978 as The Peacocks and the Bourgeoisie. In 1980 and 1982 he was the Alexander von Humboldt post-doctoral fellow at the University of Freiburg. Back in Australia in 1986, he was appointed Dean of Arts at the Capricornia Institute of Higher Education in Rockhampton (which became Central Queensland University). He became Professor of Comparative Literature at that institution in 1991.

In 1993 Professor Myers 'founded and developed CQU [Central Queensland University] Press (Old Silvertail's Outback Books) as a not-for-profit publishing house dedicated to the publishing needs of the neglected communities of regional Queensland and Outback Australia.' During its first decade of operation, Professor Myers edited and published over 150 books.

(Source: Central Queensland University UniNews, 15 June 2004)

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Personal Awards

2004 Order of Australia Member of the Order of Australia (AM) For service to Australian literature, particularly through the publication and promotion of regional authors, and to the recording of outback history.
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