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A Country Too Far

Rosie Scott and Tom Keneally


PUBLISHED: 23rd October 2013
ISBN: 9780670077465
ANNOTATION:
One of the central moral issues of our time is the question of asylum seekers, arguably the most controversial subject in Australia today.
A Country Too Far
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PUBLISHED: 23rd October 2013
ISBN: 9780670077465
ANNOTATION:
One of the central moral issues of our time is the question of asylum seekers, arguably the most controversial subject in Australia today.

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One of the central moral issues of our time is the question of asylum seekers, arguably the most controversial subject in Australia today.

Publisher Description

One of the central moral issues of our time is the question of asylum seekers, arguably the most controversial subject in Australia today. In this landmark anthology, twenty-seven of Australia's finest writers have focused their intelligence and creativity on the theme of the dispossessed, bringing a whole new perspective of depth and truthfulness to what has become a fraught, distorted war of words. This anthology confirms that the experience of seeking asylum - the journeys of escape from death, starvation, poverty or terror to an imagined paradise - is part of the Australian mindset and deeply embedded in our culture and personal histories. A Country Too Far is a tour de force of stunning fiction, memoir, poetry and essays. Edited by award-winning writers Rosie Scott and Tom Keneally, and featuring contributors including Anna Funder, Christos Tsiolkas, Elliot Perlman, Gail Jones, Raimond Gaita, Les Murray, Rodney Hall and Geraldine Brooks, this rich anthology is by turns thoughtful, fierce, evocative, lyrical and moving, and always extraordinarily powerful. A Country Too Far makes an indispensable contribution to the national debate.

Author Biography

Thomas Keneally was born in 1935 and his first novel was published in 1964. Since then he has written a considerable number of novels and non-fiction works. His novels include The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Schindler's List and The People's Train. He has won the Miles Franklin Award, the Booker Prize, the Los Angeles Times Prize, the Mondello International Prize and has been made a Literary Lion of the New York Public Library, a Fellow of the American Academy, recipient of the University of California gold medal, and is now the subject of a 55 cent Australian stamp. He has held various academic posts in the United States, but lives in Sydney.

Product Details

Publisher
Penguin Books Australia
Year
2013
ISBN-10
0670077461
ISBN-13
9780670077465
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2013-10-23
Country of Publication
Australia
Edited by
Thomas Keneally, Rosie Scott
Pages
288
Author
Rosie Scott, Tom Keneally