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A Woman of the Future

A Woman of the Future: Text Classics

Text Classics

David Ireland

  • awardWinner, Miles Franklin Award, 1979
  • awardWinner, Age Book of the Year, 1980
  • Introduction by Kate Jennings

    A Woman of the Future, first published in 1979, was David Ireland’s best-selling sixth novel and his third to win the Miles Franklin Award.

    An imaginative tour de force, it is the story of the young life of Anthea Hunt—from conception to sexual awakening. It is controversial and brilliant, and unlike anything else in Australian literature. Now published as a Text Classic, it features a new introduction from Kate Jennings.

    About the Author

    David Ireland was born in 1927 on a kitchen table in Lakemba in south-western Sydney. He lived in many places and worked at many jobs, including greenskeeper, factory hand, and for an extended period in an oil refinery, before he became a full-time writer.

    Ireland started out writing poetry and drama but then turned to fiction. His first novel,...

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    Praise for David Ireland
    andA Woman of the Future

    ‘Immense originality, wit and gritty wisdom…David Ireland has reached the top.’

    ‘Remarkable…an extraordinary memoire of adolescence’

    ‘A brilliant, often mind-blowing excursion…the sexual scenes here are as deliberately shocking as any recent fiction.’

    A Woman of the Future is not just a novel, it is a phenomenon.’

    ‘Superlative powers of observation…a very rewarding read.’

    Other editions ofA Woman of the Future
    • A Woman of the Future
      ISBN: 9781922148025
      21 November 2012
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