True Stories: Selected Non-Fiction
Winner of the 1997 Kibble Award for Literature, True Stories spans twenty-five years of work by one of Australia's great writers.
In this extraordinary collection of non-fiction stories, Helen Garner visits the morgue and goes cruising on a Russian ship. She watches women giving birth and gets the sack for teaching her students about sex. She attends a school dance and a gun show. She writes about dreaming, about turning fifty and about the storm caused by her book The First Stone. Her story on the murder of the two-year-old Daniel Valerio wins her a Walkley Award.
Garner looks at the world with a shrewd and sympathetic eye. Her non-fiction, with its many voices, is passionate and compelling. 'Helen Garner writes the best sentences in Australia.' Bulletin
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The Art of the Dumb Question
Why Does the Women Get All the Pain?
My Child in the World
A scrapbook an Album
The Artist as Holy Monster
sing for Your supper
Germaine Greer and the Menopause
At the Morgue
sunday at the Gun show
The Fate of The First stone
A Day at the show
beggars in new York
Writing for Film
Dreams the bible and Cosmo Cosmolino
labour Ward Penrith