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Bernadette Brennan has taught Australian Literature and Australian Studies at the University of Sydney.

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A Writing Life : Helen Garner and Her Work 2017 single work biography

'Helen Garner is one of Australia’s most important and most admired writers. She is revered for her fearless honesty in the pursuit of her craft.

'But Garner also courts controversy, not least because she refuses to be constrained by the rules of literary form. She has never been afraid to write herself into her nonfiction, and many of her own experiences help to shape her fiction. But who is the ‘I’ in Helen Garner’s work?

'Bernadette Brennan’s A Writing Life is the first full-length study of Garner’s forty years of work, a literary portrait that maps all of her books against the different stages of her life.

'Brennan has had access to previously unavailable papers in Garner’s archive, and she provides a lively and rigorous reading of the books, journals and correspondence of one of Australia’s most beloved women of letters.' (Publication summary)

2018 winner Australia Book Prize
2018 shortlisted National Biography Award
2018 shortlisted ASAL Awards The Australian Historical Association Awards Magarey Medal for Biography
2018 shortlisted Mascara Avant-garde Awards Non-Fiction
2018 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Biography of the Year
2018 longlisted The Stella Prize
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