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Golden Summers

Edited by B.R. Coffey, AM and written by T.A.G. Hungerford, Simone Lazaroo, Sally Morgan, Alice Nannup, and Kim Scott


A rich and lively selection of autobiographical stories and short fiction about the lives of ordinary Australians by a range of outstanding writers. From childhood to adolescence, work and marriage to old age, these stories provide a compelling, often moving, sometimes funny, insight into Australian life.

ISBN 9781920731649 (Paperback)
Formats B+ Format (208 x 140mm) (Paperback)
Categories Short Stories & Anthologies
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Indigenous Writing
Publication Year 2004
Edition 1st
Publisher Fremantle Press
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    B.R. Coffey, AM

    B.R. Coffey attended the Western Australian Institute of Technology and Murdoch University, and has taught Creative Writing. He has had work published in journals and anthologies and is the former publisher and managing director of Fremantle Press. In 2005 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his services to Australian literature. Read more

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    T.A.G. Hungerford

    Thomas Arthur Guy Hungerford was born in 1915 and grew up in South Perth. He served as a soldier in World War II before travelling to Japan with the British Commonwealth Occupation Force after the war. In 1948 he moved to Canberra, where he worked for the Australian War Memorial and began to write. In 1988 the T.A.G. Hungerford Award for unpublished Australian writers was created in his name. He died in 2011. Read more

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    Simone Lazaroo

    Born in Singapore in 1961, Dr Simone Lazaroo moved to Western Australia with her family at a young age. She has won both national and international awards for her novels and been a guest speaker for various literary festivals and community events. Simone supports her literary career by teaching creative writing at Murdoch University. Her book The World Waiting to be Made has been translated into French and Mandarin. Read more

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    Sally Morgan

    Sally Morgan was born in Perth, in 1951. She has published books for both adults and children, including her acclaimed autobiography, My Place. She has also established a national reputation as an artist and has works in many private and public collections. Read more

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    Alice Nannup

    Alice Nannup was born on a Pilbara station in 1911 to an Aboriginal mother and white father. She was taken from her community at the age of twelve and sent south to work as a domestic servant. After her marriage in 1932, Alice raised ten children. Known as ‘Nan’, she lived in Geraldton surrounded by her friends and extensive family until she passed away in November 1995. Read more

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    Kim Scott

    Kim Scott is a descendant of people living along the south coast of Western Australia prior to colonisation, and is proud to be one among those who call themselves Noongar.  He began writing for publication when he became a teacher of English. He is currently based at Curtin University in Western Australia as Professor of Writing, in the School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts. Read more