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'Joy - notes'

Original folder titled 'Joy - notes'. On first page 'The eye of the needle. Harry Joy : notes for a novel. 17/3/1979', typescript draft, 32 leaves, with handwritten amendments, 17 Mar 1979.

Retyped originals

Written on front of folder 'Re-typed originals' and crossed out 'Heaven's dorr [sic]. On the edges of the empire. 6th draft'.

Illywhacker [novel] (1985)

Illywhacker was published in 1985 in Australia by University of Queensland Press. It has won a number of awards and was short-listed for the Booker Prize. This series includes typescript drafts for 'Pets' (Illywhacker) and Illywhacker, showing substantial revisions at every stage and the development of the novel from earliest ideas to finished form. Correspondence, notes, research material and index cards are included. Illywhacker has won the Age Book of the Year Award 1985, Fellowship of Australian Writers Victor - Barbara Ramsden Award 1985, National Book Council Award for Australian Literature - Banjo Award 1985, Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction 1986 and Ditmar Awards 1986.

Bliss book reviews, correspondence

Bliss book reviews (photocopies of newspapers cuttings). Correspondence, including telegrams, 23 July 1980 to 28 Jun 1982 and undated. Correspondents include: Antek Skotnicki regarding film and television rights ; Craig [?] from University of Queensland Department of English ; Elaine Markson ; Faber and Faber ; Ellen Joseph (from Houghton Mifflin Company) ; Deborah Rogers ; Kym [?] from University of Queensland Press ; Merril Yule from University of Queensland Press ; Harper & Row ; Michele Field from The Sydney Morning Herald ; David Christian ; Jean Bedford.

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