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Making Stories - Kate Grenville

Paperback Published: 1st July 2001
ISBN: 9781865086132
Number Of Pages: 312

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Making Stories shows ten acclaimed Australian authors at work.

Good writers make writing look easy - but is it? Anyone learning to write will be encouraged by Making Stories - it shows that even our greatest novelists come to their books by a long and uncertain process.

Making Stories shows ten acclaimed Australian authors at work, painstakingly constructing their books from rough notes, dimly-glimpsed ideas, and trial and error.

By referring to extracts from drafts and published versions of their novels, each author candidly discusses how she or he works, taking the reader step-by-step through the creative process to share the invisible hours of toil that shape a work of fiction. All faced problems and doubts, and solved them in sometimes startling ways.

In Making Stories Kate Grenville and Sue Woolfe have produced an important book which will reward and entertain everyone interested in Australian Fiction, or in the writing process itself.

About the Authors

Sue Woolfe is the author of the acclaimed novel Painted Woman and the popular textbooks for English classes About Literature and Literature and Language.

Kate Grenville is the author of The Writing Book: A Manual for Fiction Writers, and several novels including the prize-winning Lilian's Story. They are both widely experienced as teachers of literature and creative writing.

AcknowledgmentsHow this book came aboutHow we transcribed the manuscripts1 Jessica Anderson - The Commandant2 Peter Carey - Oscar and Lucinda3 Helen Garner - The Children's Bach4 Kate Grenville - Lilian's Story5 David Ireland - A Woman of the Future6 Elizabeth Jolley - Mr Scobie's Riddle7 Thomas Keneally - The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith8 Finola Moorhead - Remember the Tarantella9 Patrick White - Memoirs of Many in One10 Sue Woolfe - Painted WomanAppendix: Teacher's notesBibliography

ISBN: 9781865086132
ISBN-10: 1865086134
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 1st July 2001
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.0  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised

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Kate Grenville

About the Author


Kate Grenville is one of Australia’s best-known authors. She’s published eight books of fiction and four books about the writing process. Her best-known works include the international best-seller The Secret River, The Idea of Perfection, The Lieutenant and Lilian's Story.

The Secret River has won many prizes, including the Commonwealth Prize for Literature and the Christina Stead Prize. It was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Miles Franklin Award.

Several of her novels have been made into major feature films, and all have been translated into European and Asian languages.

In March 2010 Kate Grenville was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of New South Wales and in November 2012 she was awarded the same honour by the University of Sydney.

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