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David Malouf
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  • About this Author
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David Malouf is the author of eleven novels, as well as bountiful collections of stories, poetry and opera libretti. He has won the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Award, the Prix Femina Étranger and the Australia-Asia Literary Award; he has also been short-listed for the Man Booker Prize. He lives in Australia.

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Child's Play

Written by David Malouf


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 27, 1999
Price: $16.00

In a sunlit piazza on an April morning, women throw buckets of water over the cobbles and men deliver trays of pastry to trattorie. In a barren room above, a fanatic watches, engaged in the details of his life's most important project: the assassination of one of Italy's most beloved men... Read more >

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The Complete Stories

Written by David Malouf


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 10, 2008
Price: $16.95

In this stunning collection, internationally acclaimed writer David Malouf gives us bookish boys and taciturn men, strong women and wayward sons, fathers and daughters, lovers and husbands, a composer and his muse. These are their stories, whole lives brought dramatically into focus and powerfully rooted in the vividly rendered landscape of... Read more >
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The Complete Stories

Written by David Malouf


Format: eBook, 576 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 26, 2008
Price: $13.99

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The Conversations at Curlow Creek

Written by David Malouf


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 12, 1998
Price: $15.00

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Dream Stuff
Stories
Written by David Malouf


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 11, 2001
Price: $12.00

Here are nine haunting stories from the award-winning author of Remembering Babylon, in which history and geography, as well as the past and the present, combine and often collide, illuminating the landscape and revealing the character of Australia.

An eleven-year-old boy sees his father in his own elongated shadow only to realize... Read more >
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Dream Stuff
Stories
Written by David Malouf


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

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Fly Away Peter

Written by David Malouf


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 26, 1998
Price: $15.00

In this shimmering work of imagination, one of Australia's most honored writers conjures a single still moment on the edge of the 20th century in which two unlikely people share a friendship. When Ashley Crowther returns to Australia to manage his father's property, he discovers a timeless landscape of kingfishers and... Read more >

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The Great World
A novel
Written by David Malouf


Format: Trade Paperback, 340 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 28, 1993
Price: $17.00

The Great World is a remarkable novel of self-knowledge and of fall from innocence, of survival and witness. Absorbed by the twentieth-century history of Australian life, the novel focuses on the unlikely friendship of two men who meet as POWs of the Japanese during W.W.II: Digger Keen, and Vic Curran. For... Read more >

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The Happy Life
The Search for Contentment in the Modern World
Written by David Malouf


Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $19.95

By Australia’s greatest contemporary author, an elegant, succinct meditation on what makes for a happy life.

“Happiness surely is among the simplest of human emotions and the most spontaneous,” says David Malouf. But what exactly are we looking for when we chase happiness? At this particular moment in history, privileged, industrialized... Read more >
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The Happy Life
The Search for Contentment in the Modern World
Written by David Malouf


Format: eBook, 112 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $11.99

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Harland's Half Acre

Written by David Malouf


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 14, 1997
Price: $12.00

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An Imaginary Life

Written by David Malouf


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 28, 1996
Price: $14.00

Winner of the 2000 Neustadt International Prize for Literature

In the first century A.D., Publius Ovidius Naso, the most urbane and irreverent poet of imperial Rome, was banished to a remote village on the edge of the Black Sea. From these sparse facts, Malouf has fashioned an audacious and supremely moving novel... Read more >

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Ransom
A Novel
Written by David Malouf


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 25, 2011
Price: $14.95

In his first novel in more than a decade, award-winning author David Malouf reimagines the pivotal narrative of Homer’s Iliad—one of the most famous passages in all of literature.

This is the story of the relationship between two grieving men at war: fierce Achilles, who has lost his beloved Patroclus in the... Read more >
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Ransom

Written by David Malouf


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 5, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Remembering Babylon
A Novel
Written by David Malouf


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 4, 1994
Price: $15.00

Winner of the IMPAC Award and Booker Prize nominee

In this rich and compelling novel, written in language of astonishing poise and resonance, one of Australia's greatest living writers gives and immensely powerful vision of human differences and eternal divisions.  In the mid-1840s a thirteen-year-old British cabin boy, Gemmy Fairley, is cast ashore... Read more >

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The Art of Love

Written by Ovid
Translated by James Michie
Introduction by David Malouf


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 8, 2002
Price: $14.00

In the first century a.d., Ovid, author of the groundbreaking epic poem Metamorphoses, came under severe criticism for The Art of Love, which playfully instructed women in the art of seduction and men in the skills essential for mastering the art of romantic conquest. In this remarkable translation, James Michie breathes... Read more >
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The Art of Love

Written by Ovid
Translated by James Michie
Introduction by David Malouf


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 20, 2013
Price: $9.99

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