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Aussies & Kiwis : Australian & Newzealander writers
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Octobre 2010

Toltz graduated from the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, in 1994. Prior to his literary career, he lived in Montreal, Vancouver, New York, Barcelona, and Paris, variously working as a cameraman, tele-marketer, security guard, private investigator, English teacher, and screenwriter.

A Fraction of a whole
Spiegel and Grau

Martin Dean taught his son, Jasper, always to make up his mind, and then change it. An impossible, brilliant, restless man, he just wanted the world to listen to him – and the trouble started when the world did. Now that his father is dead, Jasper can try making some sense of his outrageous schemes to make the world a better place. Haunted by his own mysteriously missing mother and a strange recurring vision, Jasper has one abiding question : Is he doomed to become the lunatic who raised him, or a different kind of lunatic entirely ?

Morris Langlo West (April 26, 1916 - October 9, 1999) was an Australian writer. West was born in St Kilda, Victoria and graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1937, and worked as a teacher in New South Wales and Tasmania. He spent 12 years in a monastery of the Christian Brothers, taking annual vows, but left without taking final vows. After leaving Australia in 1955 he lived in Austria, Italy, England and the United States, finally returning to Australia in 1980. Morris West died while working at his desk on the final chapters of his novel The Last Confession about the trails and imprisonment of Giordano Bruno, who was burned at the stake for heresy in 1600.

The Lovers

Bryan de Courcy Cavanagh, Australian in Paris, top-notch international lawyer, happily-married New World gentleman, is sixty-five. But arriving on his birthday is a sealed letter from Rome, bearing the arms of the ancient house of the Farnese di Mongrifone. Affectionate, imperious, it is a summons from the woman he loved - and lost - forty years previously, in the stormy, opportunistic world of post-war Europe...Remembering his past and discovering an unexpected future, Cavanagh returns - a silver-haired Candide, revisiting the scene of lost innocence and an unforgotten, inextinguishable love.

Tim Winton grew up on the coast of Western Australia, where he continues to live. He is the author of eighteen books. His epic novel Cloudstreet was adapted for the theater and has been performed around the world. His two most recent novels, Dirt Music and The Riders, were both shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He has won the prestigious Miles Franklin Award three times, and in 1998 the Australian National Trust declared Winton a national living treasure.


Bruce Pike is irresistibly drawn to the sea. One summer he defies his parents and goes surfing for the first time. This experience is to mark his adolescence with astonishing power, throwing him together with his oddball friend Loonie, and their hero, Sando, whose life by the shore is not without complications. Together they learn what it is to be extraordinary, how to push their bodies and emotions to the limits.


A novel of a world where tragedy is frequent, but miracles also occur. The characters include a gambling, one armed former guano collector called Sam Pickle, Dolly, his alcoholic and unfaithful wife, a talking pig, and Oriel who dishes out ice-cream and cake from the Cloudstreet front room.

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