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David Malouf

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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The Happy Life
Written by David Malouf
Pantheon | Hardcover | January 2013
$19.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-90771-4 (0-307-90771-6)

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...

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Written by David Malouf
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2011
$15.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-47524-4 (0-307-47524-7)

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

The Complete Stories
Written by David Malouf
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 2008
$16.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-38603-8 (0-307-38603-1)

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

The Art of Love
Written by Ovid, Translated by James Michie, Introduction by David Malouf
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | October 2002
$15.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-76117-1 (0-375-76117-9)

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

Dream Stuff
Written by David Malouf
Vintage | Trade Paperback | December 2001
$14.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-72449-7 (0-375-72449-4)

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

Child's Play
Written by David Malouf
Vintage | Trade Paperback | July 1999
$16.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-70141-2 (0-375-70141-9)

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

Fly Away Peter
Written by David Malouf
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 1998
$15.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-77670-3 (0-679-77670-2)

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

The Conversations at Curlow Creek
Written by David Malouf
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 1998
$15.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-77905-6 (0-679-77905-1)

A new work of fiction by the author of Remembering Babylon. It is 1827, and, in a remote hut high on the plains of New South Wales, two strangers spend the night in talk. One, an illiterate Irishman, and ex-convict and bushranger, is to be hanged at dawn. The other is... Read more

Harland's Half Acre
Written by David Malouf
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 1997
$12.00/15.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-77647-5 (0-679-77647-8)

Born on a poor dairy farm in Queensland, Frank Harland’s life is centered on his great artistic gift, his passionate love for his father and four brothers and his need to repossess, through a patch of land, his family’s past. The story spans Frank’s life; from before the First World War... Read more

An Imaginary Life
Written by David Malouf
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 1996
$14.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-76793-0 (0-679-76793-2)

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. Marooned on the edge of the known world... Read more

Remembering Babylon
Written by David Malouf
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 1994
$16.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-74951-6 (0-679-74951-9)

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

The Great World
Written by David Malouf
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 1993
$17.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-74836-6 (0-679-74836-9)

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 WWII: Digger Keen, and Vic Curran. For... Read more