Renowned writer and broadcaster Robert Dessaix delivers this annual lecture on the craft of biography, autobiography and memoir. In a world that thrives on the lives of Lady Gaga, Madonna and the latest winner of Masterchef, Robert explores ways of writing about ordinary lives and why we want to read about them. Robert Dessaix is a writer, translator, broadcaster and occasional essayist. His best-known books, all translated into several European languages, are his autobiography A Mother’s Disgrace, the novels Night Letters and Corfu, a collection of essays and short stories (and so forth) and, most recently, the travel memoirs Twilight of Love, which grew out of his fascination with Turgenev and Russian literature, and Arabesques, an exploration of themes connected with the life of the French writer André Gide. In 2009 he published On Humbug, an extended essay on the uses and abuses of various kinds of untruth. A full-time writer since 1995, Robert Dessaix lives in Hobart, Tasmania (prosperosbook)
Night Letters 370 copies, 6 reviews
Twilight of love: travels with Turgenev 145 copies, 2 reviews
Corfu 137 copies, 3 reviews
A mother's disgrace 87 copies, 2 reviews
And so forth 82 copies
Arabesques: a tale of double lives 66 copies, 3 reviews
Australian gay and lesbian writing : An anthology (Editor) 45 copies
The pleasures of leisure 36 copies, 1 review
What Days Are For 33 copies
As I Was Saying 31 copies, 1 review
The Best Australian Essays 2004 (Editor) 20 copies, 1 review
The Best Australian Essays 2005 (Editor) 16 copies
The Time of Our Lives 11 copies
Speaking Their Minds 6 copies
Poor Folk (Translator, some editions) 947 copies, 27 reviews
The Best Australian Essays 2008 (Contributor) 26 copies, 1 review
The Best Australian Essays: A Ten-Year Collection (Contributor) 24 copies, 1 review
The Best Australian Essays 2009 (Contributor) 18 copies
Seams of Light: Best Antipodean Essays (Contributor) 6 copies
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