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  • Published: 1 April 2009
  • ISBN: 9781741667684
  • Imprint: Vintage Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $14.99

Remembering Babylon




Winner of the 1996 International Impac Dublin Literary Award.

Winner of the 1996 International Impac Dublin Literary Award.

In the 1840s, a ship’s boy cast ashore in northern Australia is taken in by Aborigines. Sixteen years later he steps out of the bush and inadvertently confronts the new white settlers with their unspoken terrors. A picture of Australia at the time of its foundation, focused on the hostility between early British settlers and native Aboriginals. It is essentially the story of a boy caught between both worlds - the “civilised” and the “primitive”.

  • Published: 1 April 2009
  • ISBN: 9781741667684
  • Imprint: Vintage Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $14.99

About the author

David Malouf

David Malouf is the internationally acclaimed author of novels including Ransom, The Great World (winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ prize and the Prix Femina Etranger), Remembering Babylon (winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award), An Imaginary Life, Conversations at Curlow Creek, Dream Stuff, Every Move You Make and his autobiographical classic 12 Edmondstone Street. His Collected Stories won the 2008 Australia-Asia Literary Award. His most recent books are A First Place and The Writing Life. He was born in 1934 and was brought up in Brisbane.

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Praise for Remembering Babylon

‘ A profound and elliptical history, thrilling in its style and in its adventurousness.’ - Michael Ondaatje

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