'The article offers information on writer Patrick White. White wrote several plays and novels. The play "The Ham Funeral" was written by him on the eve of his traveling from London, England to Australia in the year 1947. White wrote the novels "Voss" in 1957, "The Vivisector" in the year 1970, and the "Shepherd on the Rocks."' (Publication abstract)
'The article offers information on writer William Howitt.'
'A literary criticism is presented of the book "The Submerged Cathedral" by Charlotte Wood. The novel introduces readers to images related to water and wonder, seduction and sensuality. According to the author, the character Jocelyn culivates a strong sense of awareness of place by gardening and is influenced by plants.' (Publication abstract)
'David Martin (1915-1997) was one of the most versatile among the so-called migrant writers in Australia in the second half of the twentieth century and certainly one of the best known. His work became popular in many genres: poetry, novels, short stories, journalism, drama, radio-scripts, autobiography, and literature for children and young adults. In the latter area alone, he published fourteen novels, two picture books, a volume of poetry and an autobiography.' Many of his works have been published overseas and translated into other languages, but none so far have been reprinted. Martin also wrote political non-fiction, lectured at the Victorian Centre for Adult Education, was a sought-after speaker at literary events, and became well known as a critic and reviewer. Several groups within the Australian literary scene claimed David Martin as one of their own — socialist, Jewish, 'ethnic' or 'multicultural'. He wrote for Meanjin, for Overland (of which he was one of the founding members), and for numerous newspapers and other periodicals. A number of his stories have been turned into television and radio scripts.' (Introduction)