Collection UQFL505 - Greg Gatenby Papers

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UQFL505

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Greg Gatenby Papers

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  • 1976-2014 (Creation)

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1 box.

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(1950-)

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Greg Gatenby took over organisation of the Harbourfront Reading Series in 1974, and served as Artistic Director of the International Festival of Authors at Harbourfront in Toronto until 2003.

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(1915-1991)

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(1941-)

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(1913-1995)

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John Blight was born in Unley, South Australia in 1913. His family moved to Queensland soon after. He was educated at Brisbane State High School. He subsequently gained qualifications as an accountant and worked in the timber industry. He was married to Beverley Madelaine D'Arcy-Irvine in 1942. They had two daughters. Blight's first published poems appeared in the Bulletin in 1939 and his first book The Old Pianist appeared in 1945. In 1968 he moved to Brisbane where he became a full-time writer in 1973 with the support of a fellowship from the Literature Board. -- excerpted from AustLit

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(1928-1991)

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(1953-)

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(1925-1988)

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(1943-)

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Peter Carey, author, was born on 7 May 1943 at Bacchus Marsh, Victoria. He was educated at Bacchus Marsh State School from 1948 to 1953, then boarded at Geelong Grammar from 1954 to 1960. Carey enrolled in organic chemistry and zoology at Monash University in 1961 but after a car crash that same year he ended his schooling and worked as an office clerk and executive assistant for a Melbourne advertising agency. He wrote fiction at night and weekends and in 1974 was successful in getting his first work published. This was the short story collection The fat man in history. In 1980 he and Bani McSpedden opened McSpedden Carey Advertising. Carey sold his share of the business in 1990 and moved to New York. He has lived in Melbourne, London, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Yandina (Queensland), Bellingen (New South Wales) and New York. Carey has been awarded honorary degrees and has won numerous literary awards.

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(1920-2012)

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Rosemary Dobson was born in Sydney on June 18, 1920. She was educated at the Frensham School and the University of Sydney, before beginning work with Angus & Robertson in her early twenties. She began to write poetry in her teens and through her work as an editor formed close friendships with many other Australian poets. She met Alec Bolton in 1950 when he joined Angus & Robertson as an editor, and they married the following year and had three children. They spent five years in London, England in the late 60s, before moving to Canberra in 1971, where Alec Bolton was the first Director of Publications at the National Library of Australia. Alec Bolton established the Brindabella Press in 1972, which deepened the couple's ties with Australian literary production. Dobson remained in Canberra after her husband's death in 1996, and continues to work as a poet.

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(1922-1998)

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(1942-)

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(1950-)

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(1949-)

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(1942-)

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(1907-2000)

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A.D. Hope, poet and critic, was also an academic in the Canberra University College, the Sydney Teachers College and Melbourne University.

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(1942-)

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Janette Turner Hospital was born in Melbourne 12 November 1942. She was educated in Brisbane graduating BA from the University of Queensland in 1966,and MA from Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, 1973. She has fulfilled many teaching appointments in Canada, the USA and Australia. Her career as a writer has led to many awards, most notably The Seal Award for "The Ivory Swing" Canada 1982. She has written novels, short stories, contributed to magazines in Canada, the USA, UK and Australia and is represented in many Australian and overseas collections. Her crime thriller "A Very Proper Death", was written under the pseudonym Alex Juniper.

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(1948-)

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(1923-2007)

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(1952-)

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(1938-2015)

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(1940-)

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(1938-)

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(1934-)

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David Malouf AO, internationally renowned Australian author, was born in South Brisbane in 1934 and is of Lebanese Maronite Catholic, Portuguese Sephardic Jewish and English heritage. He was educated at Brisbane Grammar School and graduated from the University of Queensland in 1955 with a Bachelor of Arts. After graduation, he lived in Europe for nearly ten years (1959 – 1968) and worked as a teacher in London and Birkenhead. He returned to Australia in 1968 and lectured in English at Sydney University from 1968 to 1977. In 1991 he was made Doctor of Letters honoris causa by the University of Queensland, having previously been given an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of Sydney in 1988. He has spent much of his career as a professional writer splitting his time between Australia and Italy.
His novels include Johnno (1975), An imaginary life (1978), Remembering Babylon (1993) and Ransom (2009). He has also written several volumes of award-winning poetry and short stories as well as regularly contributing to the national and international press.

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(1938-2019)

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(1940-)

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(1938-)

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(1936-2018)

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Judith Rodriguez (neé Green) was born in 1936 in Perth, Western Australia. She has published numerous volumes of poetry, some illustrated by her own woodcuts. From 1979 to 1982 she was poetry editor for Meanjin and from 1988 to 1997 poetry editor with Penguin Australia. Judith Rodriguez has also co-written the play Poor Johanna with Robyn Archer and her libretto for the opera Lindy was performed at the Sydney Opera House in 2002. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Christopher Brennan Award and in 1994 received the Order of Australia for services to literature. Rodriguez died on 22 November 2018.

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(1935-)

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Thomas William Shapcott was born in Ipswich, Queensland, on 21 March 1935. He attended the Ipswich Grammar School with his twin brother. Shapcott left school at 15 to work in his father's accountancy business. In 1954 Shapcott began to write poetry seriously for the first time. His first published poem appeared in the Sydney Bulletin in 1956. His first collection of poems, Time on Fire won the Grace Leven Poetry Prize for 1961. That year he completed an accountancy degree. In 1967 Shapcott graduated Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland. He established an accountancy firm in 1972. In 1971 Shapcott was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to visit America, a trip which led to the autobiographical poems in Shabbytown Calendar (1975). In 1973 he was appointed to the Literature Board of the Australia Council and served as its Director from 1983 to 1990. He served as the Executive Director of the National Book Council from 1991 to 1997, when he became the inaugural Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Adelaide, retiring from the position in 2005. As well as his many volumes of poetry, Shapcott has written many novels, short stories, libretti, plays and reviews. He has received numerous awards for his contribution to Australian literature, including the Canada-Australia Literary Award in 1978, the Yugoslavia Struga International Poetry Festival Golden Wreath Award, 1989, the FAW Christopher Brennan Award, 1995, the New South Wales Premier’s Special Literary Award in 1996 and the Patrick White Award in 2000. In 1989 he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia. He has received honorary Doctorates from Macquarie University and the University of Queensland.

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(1945-)

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(1935-2010)

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Alison Summers is a writer, freelance journalist, editor and theatre director.

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(1940-)

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(1912-1990)

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(1915-2000)

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Archival history

Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1976-2014
Collection alternatively titled as: Greg Gatenby Collection

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Correspondence with Australian authors, mostly concerning his publication Whales, a celebration (1983) and the Harbourfront Literary Festival in Toronto, Canada.

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  • English

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Migrated

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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.

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