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1 y separately published work icon On Life's Lottery Glyn Davis , Sydney : Hachette Australia , 2021 22645961 2021 single work essay

'Birth is a throw of the dice. The consequences last a lifetime.

'We like to think of Australia as the land of the 'fair go', a land of choice and equal opportunity. But behind the facade of meritocracy lies an uncomfortable truth: much of your life is already decided by the lottery of where you are born and who you are born to. Entrenched inter-generational poverty, like the property of the wealthy, can be handed down from parent to child.

'With one in eight adults and one in six children living below the poverty line in Australia, Glyn Davis asks the question: If life is a game of chance, what responsibility do those who are given a head start have to look after those less fortunate?'

Source : publisher's blurb

1 The Legacy of Hugh Stretton : A Democratic Thinker in the Lottery of Life Glyn Davis , 2021 single work biography
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 431 2021; (p. 18-21)

'Hugh Stretton knew he was a lucky man – someone born well in the lottery of life. Born in 1924, he came into a thoughtful family with a strong record of public service. He was educated at fine private schools and excelled in his arts and legal studies at the University of Melbourne. When war intervened, Stretton served in the navy for three years without suffering injury and then won a Rhodes scholarship before completing his undergraduate qualifications.' (Introduction)

1 Universities and the Liberal Imagination Glyn Davis , 2020 single work essay
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 79 no. 4 2020;

'Every year an oration honours former Australian prime minister Sir Robert Menzies. Over decades, education leaders from Cambridge and Oxford, Harvard, Manchester and Dublin, alongside speakers from numerous Australian universities, have taken the platform to celebrate the role of Sir Robert Menzies in shaping Australia’s higher education.'  (Introduction)

1 A Poet and Politics : Art and Its Moment Glyn Davis , 2019 single work essay
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 78 no. 3 2019; (p. 145-156)

'Art speaks to its moment, and our own. We rummage through familiar plays and books, images and songs, apparently secure in our understanding. Then the times shift ever so slightly and new readings appear.'  (Publication abstract)

1 'I Know My Country Now' : David Marr Reflects on Australia Glyn Davis , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 407 2018; (p. 9, 11)

'There was excitement. David Marr, newly appointed editor of the National Times at just thirty-three, had agreed to speak with politics students on campus. Volunteers were dispatched to buy the obligatory felafel and cheese, plastic cups, and cask wine, and at 3 pm the famous journalist arrived to address a small but enthusiastic group of undergraduates.' (Introduction)

1 A Public Intellectual : The Life and Times of Donald Horne Glyn Davis , 2017 single work essay biography
— Appears in: Donald Horne : Selected Writings 2017; (p. ix-xlix)

'Australia is a lucky country run mainly by second-rate people who share its luck. It lives on other peoples ideas, and, although its ordinary people are adaptable, most of its leaders (in all fields) so lack curiosity about the events that surround then that they are often taken by surprise.'

'This tough minded verdict by Donald Horne, central to The Lucky Country, lost its force over time. Speech-makers quote the tagline but not the stinging judgement it introduced. Shorn of irony, criticism became affirmation.' (Introduction)

1 Both Hands Full Glyn Davis , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 389 2017; (p. 22)
‘An annual challenge: how to select essays which capture the moment but live beyond the immediate? ’(Introduction)
1 The Slap’s Resonances : Multiculturalism and Adolescence in Tsiolkas’ Australia Glyn Davis , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Interactions : Studies in Communication & Culture , 15 November vol. 3 no. 2 2012; (p. 173-186)
'This article discusses Australian author Christos Tsiolkas’ novel The Slap (2008) and its television adaptation (2011). The latter is situated in relation to Television Studies debates relating to ‘quality’, with elements of the adaptation that enable its categorization as ‘quality TV’ highlighted. Tsiolkas, whose novels all prominently feature Greek-Australian characters, has described The Slap as a response to John Howard’s period as Prime Minister (1996–2007). The article thus examines in detail particular policies produced in Australia during those years, and the competing discourses relating to ‘multiculturalism’, which were in circulation. Drawing on the writings of Ien Ang and John Stratton, as well as David L. Eng, it is argued that both versions of The Slap expose faultlines in Australian society relating to race and ethnicity which multiculturalism policies may attempt to paper over and bury. The article also compares and contrasts the two versions of The Slap, situates the novel in relation to Tsiolkas’ other writings and positions the adaptation within the landscape of Australian film and television. The article concludes with a consideration of the significance of music in Tsiolkas’ novels and how, in particular, this shapes his representations of younger characters.' (Author's abstract)
1 The Contract : Keating's Speechwriter as Black Box or Hand-Held Camera Glyn Davis , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 336 2011; (p. 19-20)

— Review of Recollections of a Bleeding Heart : A Portrait of Paul Keating PM Don Watson , 2002 single work biography
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 The Endless Seminar : Making of a Public Man Glyn Davis , 2010 single work biography
— Appears in: Griffith Review , Winter no. 28 2010; (p. 130-161)
1 Best Books of the Year Judith Armstrong , Judith Beveridge , Geoffrey Blainey , Neal Blewett , James Bradley , Ian Britain , Alison Broinowski , Glyn Davis , Ian Donaldson , Delia Falconer , Morag Fraser , Anna Goldsworthy , Fiona Gruber , Nicholas Jose , Beverley Kingston , James Ley , Patrick McCaughey , Brian McFarlane , Peter Pierce , Dorothy Porter , Angus Trumble , Geordie Williamson , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 307 2008; (p. 21-25)
Australian writers and reviewers each nominate their best books of 2008. Some of the books listed are by Australian writers.
1 Untitled Glyn Davis , 2008 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 300 2008; (p. 20)
1 Mystery Train Glyn Davis , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 300 2008; (p. 8-9)

— Review of American Journeys Don Watson , 2008 single work prose
1 A Land of Sweeping, Plain Glyn Davis , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 21 July 2007; (p. 22)

— Review of The Australians : Insiders and Outsiders on the National Character Since 1770 2007 anthology criticism extract
1 The Prince and the Pauper Glyn Davis , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 25 February 2006; (p. 24)

— Review of Lies I Told about a Girl Anson Cameron , 2006 single work novel
1 Sharp Hot Fantasies of a Better World Glyn Davis , 2005 single work essay
— Appears in: Griffith Review , Autumn no. 7 2005; (p. 247-253)
1 Vision of the Hawk Glyn Davis , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 5 April 2003; (p. 6)

— Review of Wings of the Kite-Hawk Nicolas Rothwell , 2003 single work autobiography
1 y separately published work icon The Political Independence of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Glyn Davis , Canberra : 1985 19385958 1985 single work thesis

'The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, created in 1932 and reconstructed in 1983, is a public-funded national broadcasting organisation. It was established to provide a comprehensive, innovative and impartial radio and television service for all Australians.' (Abstract introduction)

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