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Papers of Lily Brett, circa 1946-2007 [manuscript]
Bib ID 3999237
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Brett, Lily, 1946-
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [ca. 1946-2007] 
14.0 m. (81 boxes) + 2 cartons + 1 small box + 2 fol. boxes. 
Summary

MS Acc07/94 comprises correspondence, manuscripts, research material, reviews and other promotional material for various publications and editions including Too many men (1999), You gotta have balls (2005), New York (2001), and Between Mexico and Poland (2002); notebooks; notes and drafts of poems; and, professional ephemera (81 boxes, 2 cartons, 1 small box, 2 fol. boxes).

Biography/History

Author and poet. Lily Brett was born in Germany in 1946 and emigrated to Melbourne with her parents in 1948. Max and Rose, Brett's parents, survived the Lodz ghetto and Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II. Brett worked as a popular music journalist from the mid-1960s for Go-Set, travelled to America to cover the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, continued to the UK and then returned to Australia. Her first book, The Auschwitz poems (1986), was awarded the Victorian Premier's Award for Poetry in 1987. Poland and other poems (1987) won the 1986 Mattara Poetry prize and in 1992, What God wants (1991) won the Steele Rudd Award.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS Acc07/94.

Subjects Brett, Lily, 1946- -- Archives.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Poets, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Australian literature -- 20th century -- Women authors.
Time Coverage 1946-2007 
Occupation Authors.  |  Poets.

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