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Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996 Hungry Ghosts
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Pan Macmillan Australia , 1996 .
      Extent: 423p.
      Note/s:
      • Dedication: For Les, the point on the map.
      • Epigraph: To be permanently in exile is to be permanently in disguise; it is an extreme form of self-protection (Mary Gordon).
      • Epigraph: When we look at a rock, what we see is not the rock, but the effect of the rock upon us (Bertrand Russell).
      ISBN: 0732908450
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      Pocket Books ,
      1996 .
      Extent: 423p.
      ISBN: 0743437772
    • Chippendale, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Picador , 1997 .
      Extent: 423p.
      ISBN: 0330359967

Works about this Work

The Internationalists : Australian Writers and Contemporary Greece Anne Pender , 2019 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 19 no. 1 2019;

'The expatriate Europeans, Australians, New Zealanders and Americans who lived on the Greek island of Hydra in the 1950s and ’60s were a mix of fiction writers, poets, musicians, painters, journalists and photographers. Politically, many of them would have described themselves as internationalists. George Johnston wrote his novel My Brother Jack (1964) while he and Charmian Clift lived on Hydra, and with it he said he rediscovered Australia.

'The contemporary Australian writers Susan Johnson and Meaghan Delahunt have each been inspired in their own work by the fiction and memoir of Johnston and Clift. Both Johnson and Delahunt have spent long periods of their lives as expatriates themselves, living in the UK and other parts of Europe. In spite of the achievements of Johnson and Delahunt as novelists, their writing has been largely overlooked by critics. This article examines their work in relation to expatriatism, internationalism and the politics of contemporary Europe.

'The article examines Susan Johnson’s reimagining of the lives of George Johnston and Charmian Clift in The Broken Book (2004) in 2019, 50 years after Clift’s death. It also explores Delahunt’s To the Island (2011), which is set on Naxos. The essay articulates the ways in which Johnson and Delahunt have internationalised Australian literature as a direct result of their expatriate experiences.' (Publication abstract)

Susan Johnson Interviewed by Sandra Hogan Sandra Hogan (interviewer), 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: Perilous Adventures , vol. 11 no. 1 2011;
Tales of Two Cities: Fictions by Lau Siew Mei and Susan Johnson Lyn Jacobs , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 18 no. 2 2004; (p. 113-118)
Hungry Ghosts Tim Verhoeven , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Big Issue , 2-15 June no. 21 1997; (p. 30)

— Review of Hungry Ghosts Susan Johnson , 1996 single work novel
Untitled Morgan Smith , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , July vol. 76 no. 1071 1996; (p. 60)

— Review of Hungry Ghosts Susan Johnson , 1996 single work novel
Hungry Ghosts Tim Verhoeven , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Big Issue , 2-15 June no. 21 1997; (p. 30)

— Review of Hungry Ghosts Susan Johnson , 1996 single work novel
All You Read is Love Margaret Simons , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian's Review of Books , October vol. 1 no. 2 1996; (p. 3-4)

— Review of Passing Remarks Helen Hodgman , 1996 single work novel ; Zigzag Street Nick Earls , 1996 single work novel ; Australian Love Stories 1996 anthology short story extract ; Hungry Ghosts Susan Johnson , 1996 single work novel
Games Sexes Play Susan Johnson , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 5 October 1996; (p. wkd 7)

— Review of Hungry Ghosts Susan Johnson , 1996 single work novel
The Airless Lives of the Young Michael McGirr , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 19 October 1996; (p. 10)

— Review of Hungry Ghosts Susan Johnson , 1996 single work novel ; Nightflowers Kathleen Stewart , 1996 single work novel
Built on Forgetting Delia Falconer , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 185 1996; (p. 42-43)

— Review of Hungry Ghosts Susan Johnson , 1996 single work novel
Tales of Two Cities: Fictions by Lau Siew Mei and Susan Johnson Lyn Jacobs , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 18 no. 2 2004; (p. 113-118)
Susan Johnson Interviewed by Sandra Hogan Sandra Hogan (interviewer), 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: Perilous Adventures , vol. 11 no. 1 2011;
An Author's Dilemma Liz Porter , 1996 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 3 November 1996; (p. 8)
The Internationalists : Australian Writers and Contemporary Greece Anne Pender , 2019 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 19 no. 1 2019;

'The expatriate Europeans, Australians, New Zealanders and Americans who lived on the Greek island of Hydra in the 1950s and ’60s were a mix of fiction writers, poets, musicians, painters, journalists and photographers. Politically, many of them would have described themselves as internationalists. George Johnston wrote his novel My Brother Jack (1964) while he and Charmian Clift lived on Hydra, and with it he said he rediscovered Australia.

'The contemporary Australian writers Susan Johnson and Meaghan Delahunt have each been inspired in their own work by the fiction and memoir of Johnston and Clift. Both Johnson and Delahunt have spent long periods of their lives as expatriates themselves, living in the UK and other parts of Europe. In spite of the achievements of Johnson and Delahunt as novelists, their writing has been largely overlooked by critics. This article examines their work in relation to expatriatism, internationalism and the politics of contemporary Europe.

'The article examines Susan Johnson’s reimagining of the lives of George Johnston and Charmian Clift in The Broken Book (2004) in 2019, 50 years after Clift’s death. It also explores Delahunt’s To the Island (2011), which is set on Naxos. The essay articulates the ways in which Johnson and Delahunt have internationalised Australian literature as a direct result of their expatriate experiences.' (Publication abstract)

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    England,
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    United Kingdom (UK),
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • Brisbane, Queensland,
  • Sydney, New South Wales,
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    Australia,
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  • Hong Kong,
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    China,
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    East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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