Posted by Kate on July 30, 1998 at 00:20:13:
In response to south african writers, written by Becca M. on July 29, 1998 at 18:09:22
] Excellent point! It made me notice that South African Nadine Gordimer, who won the pultizer prize for literature, did not make the list. Neither did Oscar Wilde's "Portrait of Dorian Gray". The only Australian writer I can think of at the moment is Nevil Shute, but I think he is an extraordinarily powerful writer.
Nor did South African born (I think?) Doris Lessing.
The most obvious Australian writer to miss out is Nobel prize winner Patrick White. Less obvious (because more recent) would be Tim Winton, Peter Carey and David Malouf. More in the past would be Christina Stead and Miles Franklin (actually a woman). I don't think Nevil Shute would be anywhere near making such a list - while he writes "a good yarn" his stories are very bound to time and place, and some are a bit racist, also.
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