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Papers of Murray Bail, 1950-2001 [manuscript]
Bib ID 671684
Format ManuscriptManuscript
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Bail, Murray, 1941-
 
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Description 1950-2001 
66 cm. (4 boxes) + 1 folio box 
Summary

The collection includes correspondence, handwritten drafts, typescripts, notes and newspaper cuttings relating to his books Contemporary portraits and other short stories, Homesickness, Ian Fairweather and Eucalyptus. There are also papers relating to 'Healing', a short story from the Winter's tales 25 and 'Home ownership', a short story published in Quadrant (vol. 24, nos. 1-2, 1980). The main correspondents include David Ireland, Frank Moorehouse, Anita Brookner, Pierre Ryckmans, David Foster, Nicholas Jose, Michael Hulse, Les Murray, John Button, Bettina Arndt, Roger McDonald, Geoffrey Dutton, Hilary McPhee, Ian Fairweather and Macmillan publishers.

Biography/History

Author. Murray Bail's published works include Homesickness (1980), Holden's performance (1987), Longhand, a writer's notebook (1989), Ian Fairweather (1981) and Eucalyptus (1999). He has won a number of literary prizes, including National Book Council and Age Book of the Year Awards (1980), and Miles Franklin Award and Commonwealth Writers' Prize (1999). See also The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature, pp. 7172

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : NLA MS 6645.

Subjects Bail, Murray, 1941- -- Archives.  |  Brookner, Anita -- Correspondence.  |  Ireland, David, 1927- -- Correspondence.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1978-2001 
Occupation Authors.
Exhibited Exhibited: "Treasures Gallery", National Library of Australia, 3 December 2012 - 3 May 2013. 

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