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Postcards from Surfers : Modern Classics Ser. - Helen Garner

Postcards from Surfers

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Published: 3rd March 2008
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From one of Australia's most celebrated writers comes eleven stories about the complexities of life and love; of looking back and longing; of what it means to be a stranger, on foreign ground and known, told with the piercing familiarity and resonance we have come to expect from Helen Garner. Remarkably honest, often very funny and always woven in ways that surprise, these stories tease out everyday life to show the darkness underneath - but also the possibilities of joy.

About the Author

Helen Garner was born in Geelong in 1942. She has published many owrks of fiction including Monkey Grip, Cosmo Cosmolino and The Children's Bach. Her fiction has won numerous awards. She is also one of Australia's most respected non-fiction writers, and received a Walkley Award for journalism in 1993.

Her most recent books are The First Stone, True Stories, My Hard Heart, The Feel of Stone and Joe Cinque's Consolation. In 2006 she won the Melbourne Prize for Literature. She lives in Melbourne.

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Characters
  • Page Turner
  • Unusual Short Stories
  • Well Written

Cons

  • Not What I expected
  • Unusual

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  • Older Readers
  • Reference
  • Studying Literature

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Helen Garner

Helen Garner’s first novel, Monkey Grip, was published in 1977, and immediately established her as an original voice on the Australian literary scene. She is known for incorporating and adapting her personal experiences in her fiction, something that has brought her both praise and criticism, particularly with her novels, Monkey Grip and The Spare Room.

Throughout her career, Garner has written both fiction and non-fiction. She attracted controversy with her book The First Stone about a sexual harassment scandal in a university college. She has also written for film and theatre, and has consistently won awards for her work.

In subsequent books, she has continued to adapt her personal experiences. Her later novels include The Children’s Bach and Cosmo Cosmolino. In 2008 she returned to fiction writing with the publication of The Spare Room, a fictional treatment of caring for a dying cancer patient, based on the illness and death of Garner’s friend Jenya Osborne. She has also published several short story collections: Honour & Other People’s Children: two stories, Postcards from Surfers and My Hard Heart: Selected Fictions.

Her most recent book is This House of Grief.

Visit Helen Garner's Booktopia Author Page


ISBN: 9780143180067
ISBN-10: 0143180061
Series: Modern Classics Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 3rd March 2008
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 14.2  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.17
Edition Number: 1