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Caricature portrait of Helen Demidenko (Helen Darville) [picture] / John Henry Spooner
Bib ID 1301246
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Spooner, John, 1946-
 
Online Versions
Description 1996 
1 painting : watercolour ; 48.6 x 40.7 cm. 
Summary

In 1995 Helen Demidenko received the Miles Franklin Award for her novel The Hand that signed the paper'. The book was about the Holocaust from the perspective of Ukrainians and based according to the author, on information gained from her Ukrainian family. Within weeks an immense literary scandal errupted. Demidenko was revealed to be Helen Darville, who had no Ukrainian heritage. This cartoon was featured in The Age on Saturday 6th January 1996.

Notes

Title from accession record.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-136351667

R11451.

Subjects Darville, Helen, 1971- -- Caricatures and cartoons.  |  Women authors -- Australia -- Caricatures and cartoons.  |  Literary forgeries and mystifications.  |  Picture -- Portrait.

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