Friends of the University of Adelaide Library and the JM Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice present
A First Place: David Malouf at 80
in conversation with Nicholas Jose
Happy 80th birthday from the University of Adelaide!
A First Place: “Topography, geography, history. Multiculturalism, referendums, the constitution and national occasions. Parental and grandparental romances, the sensual and bountiful beauty of Brisbane, the mysterious offerings of Queenslander houses, and leaving home. The idea of a nation and the heart of its people. Being Australian and Australia’s relationship to the world. Putting ourselves on the map.
“All these subjects, and more, are explored from the generous, questioning and original perspective of David Malouf.
“At the heart of these pieces is the idea of home, where and what it is. What they illustrate is the formation of a man, an Australian and one of the best writers this country has produced.” (Random House)
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