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True Stories

True Stories: The Collected Short Non-Fiction

Helen Garner

  • awardWinner, Kibble Award for Literature, 1997
  • Helen Garner visits the morgue, and goes cruising on a Russian ship. She sees women giving birth, and gets the sack for teaching her students about sex. She attends a school dance and a gun show. She writes about dreaming, about turning fifty, and the storm caused by The First Stone. Her story on the murder of the two-year-old Daniel Valerio wins her a Walkley Award.

    Garner looks at the world with a shrewd and sympathetic eye. Her non-fiction is always passionate and compelling. True Stories is an extraordinary book, spanning fifty years of work, by one of Australia’s great writers.

    Helen Garner
    About the Author

    Helen Garner is an award-winning author of novels, stories, screenplays and works of non-fiction. In 2006 she received the inaugural Melbourne Prize for Literature. Her novelThe Spare Room, published in 2008, won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Fiction, the Queensland Premier’s Award for Fiction and the Barbara Jefferis Award, and has...

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    Extent:
    656pp
    Format:
    Hardback
    Text publication date:
    30 October 2017
    ISBN:
    9781925498875
    AU Price:
    $39.99
    NZ Price:
    $45.00
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    Praise for Helen Garner
    andTrue Stories

    ‘Garner is scrupulous, painstaking, and detailed, with sharp eyes and ears. She is everywhere at once, watching and listening, a recording angel at life’s secular apocalypses…her unillusioned eye makes her clarity compulsive.’

    ‘Garner can write about everything for every reader…Her tone throughout is one of considerable charm and approachability. Five minutes in Garner’s company, you feel, and you’d be telling her your deepest secrets.’

    ‘[Garner’s] writing expresses a hard-won grace. It brings you closer to the world, and shows you how to love it.’

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    • True Stories
      ebook
      ISBN: 9781925626070
      30 October 2017
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