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Robert Drewe

Australia (b.1943)

Robert Drewe was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1943. He grew up and was educated in Western Australia where he took up journalism with the West Australian in 1961. He was literary editor for the Australian from 1971 to 1974. He won the Walkley Award (Australia's highest such award) for journalism in 1976 and 1981. He currently lives in Sydney.
Anthologies edited
   The Picador Book of the Beach (1993)
     aka The Penguin Book of the Beach
   The Penguin Book of the City (1997)
Non fiction
   Bondi (1986)
   Walking Ella (1998)
   The Shark Net (2000)
   Perth (2005) (with Francis Andrijich and Jeff Bell)
   Sand (2010) (with John Kinsella)
   Montebello (2012)
   Swimming to the Moon (2014)
Robert Drewe recommends
Past the Shallows (2012)
Favel Parrett
"So real, so true - this novel sweeps you away in its tide."
Field of Poppies (2019)
Carmel Bird
"A lust feast of wit and wisdom. Writing so rich you simply want to devour it."

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