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Their Brilliant Careers

Their Brilliant Careers 1

The Fantastic Lives of Sixteen Extraordinary Australian Writers

by Ryan O'Neill
Paperback
Publication Date: 01/08/2016
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**WINNER of the 2017 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Fiction**

**Shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award 2017**

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 . . .

ISBN:
9781863958639
9781863958639
Category:
Humour
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-08-2016
Publisher:
Black Inc.
Country of origin:
Australia
Edition:
1st Edition
Pages:
288
Dimensions (mm):
210x136x25mm
Weight:
0.31kg
Ryan O'Neill

Ryan O’Neill is the author of The Weight of a Human Heart.

He was born in Glasgow in 1975 and has lived in Africa, Europe and Asia before settling in Newcastle, Australia, with his wife and two daughters. His fiction has appeared in The Best Australian Stories, The Sleepers Almanac, Meanjin, New Australian Stories, Wet Ink, Etchings and Westerly.

His work has won the Hal Porter and Roland Robinson awards and been shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Steele Rudd Award and the Age Short-Story Prize. He teaches at the University of Newcastle.

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    I found this book to be a great read. Very entertaining and
    insightful.