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The Resource The Biographer's Lover

The Biographer's Lover

Label
The Biographer's Lover
Title
The Biographer's Lover
Statement of responsibility
Ruby Murray
Title variation
biographers lover
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Why has no one heard of Edna Cranmer?When a young writer is hired to put together the life of an unknown artist from Geelong, of all places, she thinks it will be just another quick commission paid for by a rich, grieving family obsessed with their own past.But Edna Cranmer was not a privileged housewife with a paintbrush. Edna's work spans decades. Her soaring images of red dirt, close interiors and distant jungles have the potential to change the way the nation views itself.Edna could have been an official war artist. Did she choose to hide herself away? Or were there people who didn't want her to be famous? As the biographer is pulled into Edna's life, she is confronted with the fact that how she tells Edna's past will affect her own future.This elegant and engrossing novel explores how we value and celebrate art and artists' lives. The Biographer's Lover reminds us that all memory is an act of curation.Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist for 2019'Murray is a magical storyteller.'—Brenda Niall'An accomplished and moving novel about the gaps left in our inherited history, and the imperfect storytellers we entrust to fill them. So beautifully constructed that I finished reading it, and immediately turned to the first chapter to start again.'––Abigail Ulman
Theme
Writing style
Character
Award
Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2018.
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10679675
Cataloging source
SALS
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Murray, Ruby J
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Biographer's Lover
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:cc61fbc4-034b-4e15-8a10-332634a98d11
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781743820322
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Biographer's Lover
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:cc61fbc4-034b-4e15-8a10-332634a98d11
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781743820322
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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