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Written by John Kinsella and Robert Drewe


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Sand is quintessentially Australian. It is a property from which many of our stories, assumptions and geographical reckonings are drawn. Renowned novelist and creative non-fiction writer, Robert Drewe teams up with internationally acclaimed poet John Kinsella to explore a common geography in poetry and prose.

‘evocative writing.’ The Australian Way Magazine

‘excellent summer beach reading.’ Books+Publishing

‘those who loved [Drewe’s] prize-winning memoir The Shark Net will love Sand.’ Scoop Magazine

‘… a remarkably accomplished collection of stories, poems and memoir, many of which have been individually published, but surge together here with the force of an incoming tide.’ Canberra Times

ISBN 9781921361883 (Paperback)
Formats B+ Format (208 x 140mm) (Paperback)
Categories Poetry
Autobiography, Biography & Memoir
Pages 192
Publication Year 2010
Edition 1st
Publisher Fremantle Press
  • Robert drewe

    Robert Drewe

    Robert Drewe was born in Melbourne and grew up in Perth. His novels and short stories have been widely translated, won many national and international prizes and been adapted for film, television, radio and the theatre. His memoir The Shark Net was adapted as an ABC and BBC television miniseries. His 1996 novel The Drowner was shortlisted for all five Australian Premier’s Awards. Read more

  • John kinsella

    John Kinsella

    John Kinsella's many volumes of poetry include the prize winning collections Peripheral Light: New and Selected Poems and The New Arcadia. He is an Extraordinary Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University, and a Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia. Read more