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Their Brilliant Careers: The Fantastic Lives of Sixteen Extraordinary Australian Writers

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by Ryan O'Neill
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Their Brilliant Careers: The Fantastic Lives of Sixteen Extraordinary Australian Writers by Ryan O'Neill

Absurd, original and highly addictive . . .

In Their Brilliant Careers, Ryan O'Neill has written a hilarious novel in the guise of sixteen biographies of (invented) Australian writers. Meet Rachel Deverall, who discovered the secret source of the great literature of our time - and paid a terrible price for her discovery. Meet Rand Washington, hugely popular sci-fi author (of Whiteman of Cor) and inveterate racist. Meet Addison Tiller, master of the bush yarn, "The Chekhov of Coolabah", who never travelled outside Sydney.

Their Brilliant Careers is a playful set of stories, linked in many ways, which together form a memorable whole. A wonderful comic tapestry of the writing life, this unpredictable and intriguing work takes Australian writing in a whole new direction . . .

'A more colourful and cutting account of the writing game in Australia, containing many a truth about its literary culture, is unlikely to be produced any time soon.' -Books+Publishing

Ryan O'Neill is the author of The Weight of a Human Heart. His fiction has appeared in The Best Australian Stories, The Sleepers Almanac, Meanjin, New Australian Stories, Wet Ink, Etchings and Westerly.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 240
Size: 8.2 MB
Publisher: Black Inc.
Date published:   2016
ISBN: 9781925435177 (DRM-EPUB)
2370007288816 (DRM-PDF)

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