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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

David Malouf is one of Australia’s most celebrated writers. He is the author of poems, fiction, libretti and essays. In 1996, his novel Remembering Babylon was awarded the first International IMPAC Dublin Liter­ary Award. His 1998 Boyer Lectures were published as A Spirit of Play: The Making of Australian Consciousness. In 2000 he was selected as the sixteenth Neustadt Lau­reate. His most recent novel is Ransom.

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David Malouf looks at Australia's bond with Britain and wonders whether it wasn't the Mother Country which did most of the giving.
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Made in England is ... a case of one of Australia's most eminent novelists allowing himself to imagine, and by imagining to analyse, the hopes and glories, once and future, that were part of this new Britannia.

Peter Craven

David Malouf is that old fashioned phenomenon, a cultivated man.

Gerard Windsor, Australian Financial Review

[An] infinitely rich account of Australian history, speech and social ways … a deft and instructive rebuttal of any reductive, self-interested assertions about identity and nationality.

Morag Fraser, Australian Book Review

The essay has all the qualities we’d expect from the author – sensuous memory, intelligence, elegance, and a bit of a Shakespeherian rag.

Overland

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