Search Results: Man Booker Prize

  • AUSTRALIA

    Uncle Kevin's letters home from the war

    • Kerry Murphy
    • 24 April 2015
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    I never met my uncle Kevin, who was killed on 9 February 1942 in Singapore. However we were fortunate to have a collection of his letters home from Malaya and reading his letters gives a brief glimpse into his life at war. His final signoff to my grandmother was: 'We’ve still to get our first shock yet but after the first few enemy "bangs" I guess there will be nothing to it.'

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Richard Flanagan sorts suffering from virtue

    • Barry Gittins and Jen Vuk
    • 21 November 2014
    4 Comments

    Winning the prestigious Man Booker prize has given Richard Flanagan's 2013 novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North precious new shelf life. I've long considered Flanagan an alchemist - giving everyday words an unmistakable verve and turning a phrase until it takes flight. But he's also a proud Tasmanian storyteller who now has the world's ear. 

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  • MEDIA

    'Poverty porn' and the politics of representation

    • Tulsi Bisht
    • 28 July 2009
    4 Comments

    Put-downs of post-colonial India are often seen as a continuation of the colonial mentality. The Indian media's portrayal of Australia as racist following the attacks on Indian students does more harm than good.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Nomads' perspective on destruction of the planet

    • Robert Hefner
    • 22 January 2007

    After many thousands of years, modernity is sweeping away nomadic existence. Cosmologies such as Aboriginal Dreaming encode irreplaceable knowledge of the natural world, and nomadic cultures emphasise qualities of tolerance, adaptability and human interconnectedness.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    True fakes

    • Simon Caterson
    • 20 April 2006

    We all know about the supposedly true books that turn out to be fakes, but perhaps even more remarkable is the way fiction can somehow become fact.

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