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The Bush

The Bush

Author: Don Watson
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Description

Bestselling author


Winner NSW Premier's Literary Awards / Book of the Year Award 2015


"Watson's magnificent, celebratory, contradictory study of the Australian bush will challenge the national imagination." --Thomas Keneally, winner of the Booker Prize


An unputdownable journey, showcasing Watson's trademark literary gift and sardonic wit, through the Australian landscape and character.


While most Australians live in cities clinging to the coastal fringe, our sense of what an Australian is, or should be, is drawn from the vast and varied inland called the bush. But what do we mean by "the bush," and how has it shaped us?


Starting with his forebears' battle to drive back nature and eke a living from the land, Don Watson explores the bush as it was and as it now is: the triumphs and the ruination, the commonplace and the bizarre, the stories we like to tell about ourselves and the national character, and those we don't.


A milestone work of memoir, travel writing, and history, The Bush takes us on a profoundly revelatory and entertaining journey through the Australian landscape and character.

Awards

Winner of NSW Premier's Literary Award Book of the Year 2015. 2015 Australian Independent Bookseller Awards Category Winner - Non-Fiction & Overall Winner

Author description

Don Watson's books, articles and essays have been widely acclaimed. His bestselling titles include Recollections of a Bleeding Heart: Paul Keating Prime Minister, which won the Age Book of the Year and Non-Fiction Prizes, the Brisbane Courier Mail Book of the Year, the National Biography Award and the Australian Literary Studies Association's Book of the Year, Death Sentence, which won the Australian Booksellers Association Book of the Year, Watson's Dictionary of Weasel Words, and American Journeys, which won The Age Book of the Year and Non-Fiction Book of the Year, the inaugural Indie Award for Non-Fiction and the Walkley Non-Fiction Award. In 2010 Don was awarded the Phillip Hodgins Memorial Medal for Australian Literature. Since 2003 his website weaselwords.com.au has been documenting the viral spread of management-speak and the decline of public language. His critically acclaimed 2014 book The Bush recently won the Indie Book of the Year and the NSW Premier's Literary Award.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781926428697
  • : penguin random house
  • : Penguin Books
  • : September 2016
  • : 197mm X 130mm X 37mm
  • : Australia
  • : September 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 448
  • : 990
  • : English
  • : 1016
  • : Paperback
  • : Don Watson