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Desmond O'Grady interviewed by Peter Coleman [sound recording]
Bib ID 746310
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
O'Grady, Desmond, 1929-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission required for research, personal copies and public use during the lifetime of the interviewee. 
Description 1992 
2 digital audio tapes ; 90 min. 
Summary

O'Grady talks about his friendship with Vincent Buckley and Barry Oakley at Melbourne University; family background; effect of Labor Party split in 1950s on family and his involvement with paper, "Catholic worker". He then talks about his trip overseas; experiences in Italy; marriage in 1957 and return to Australia. O'Grady then discusses working with "Weekend", "Observer" and the "Bulletin" as foreign editor, literary editor and red page editor. He left for Italy in 1962 for family reasons and to cover 2nd Vatican Council. O'Grady then gives background information on his publications such as his 1st published book, "Eat from God's hand" and his novel "Deschooling Kevin Carew" as well as other as yet unpublished works and his writing plans for the future.

Notes

Preservation and cassette copies made.

Recorded on Oct. 27, 1992 in Rome.

Index/Finding Aid Note Corrected transcript available (typescript, 78 leaves) 
Subjects O'Grady, Desmond, 1929- -- Interviews.  |  Authors, Australian -- Interviews.
Occupation Authors.
Other authors/contributors Coleman, Peter, 1928-, Interviewer

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