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Date: 27 Oct 1992
Issue Details: First known date: 1992... 1992 Interview with Desmond O'Grady
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O'Grady talks about his friendship with Vincent Buckley and Barry Oakley at Melbourne University; family background; the effect of the Labor Party split in the 1950s on his family and his involvement with the Catholic Worker. He then talks about his trip overseas; experiences in Italy; marriage in 1957 and return to Australia. O'Grady discusses working with Weekend, Observer and The Bulletin as foreign editor, literary editor and red page editor. He left for Italy in 1962 for family reasons and to cover the Second Vatican Council. O'Grady then gives background information on his publications such as his first published book, Eat from God's Hand and his novel Deschooling Kevin Carew as well as other as yet unpublished works and his writing plans for the future.(Libraries Australia record).


  • Recorded in Rome. (Libraries Australia record).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Form: spoken word
First known date: 1992
      Extent: 2 digital audio tapes and transcript (78 leaves)p.
      • Written permission required for research use and public use during the lifetime of the interviewee. (Libraries Australia record).
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