Their Brilliant Careers: The Fantastic Lives of Sixteen Extraordinary Australian Writers

Ryan O'Neill

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Eye Books

Published: 14-02-2019


An ingenious and hilarious novel masquerading as sixteen short biographies of Australian literary figures, who are all entirely made up

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SKU: 9781785630798



Absurd, original and highly addictive, Their Brilliant Careers is a hilarious novel in the guise of sixteen biographies of (invented) Australian writers. Subjects include Rachel Deverall, who unearthed the secret source of the great literature of our time and paid a terrible price for her discovery; Rand Washington, hugely popular sci-fi author, body-builder and inveterate racist; and Addison Tiller, whose stories set in the outback were bestsellers even though he had never actually travelled outside Sydney. And let’s not forget experimental writer Arthur ruhtrA, who wrote a whole novel without once using the letter C. Every page – from the dedication to the index – is fraudulent, each biography interweaving with the rest to form a magnificent lie. The result is a sparklingly inventive award-winning novel.

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Dimensions 138 × 216 mm
Page Count 288