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1 y separately published work icon Novel Politics : Studies in Australian Political Fiction John Uhr , Shaun Crowe , Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 2020 18807115 2020 multi chapter work criticism

'Percy Bysshe Shelley once described poets as the 'unacknowledged legislators of the world'. If this is true, Australian political scientists have shown curiously little interest in the role that literary figures play in the nation's political life.

'Novel Politics takes the relationship between literature and politics seriously, analysing the work of six writers, each the author of a classic text about Australian society. These authors bridge the history of local writing, from pre-Federation colonial Australia (Catherine Spence, Rosa Praed and Catherine Martin) to the contemporary moment (Tim Winton, Christos Tsiolkas and Kim Scott). Novel Politics unpicks the many political threads woven into these books, as they document the social world as it exists, while suggesting new possibilities for the nation's future. As political commentators of a particular kind, all six authors offer unique insights into the deeper roots of politics in Australia, beyond the theatre of parliament and out into the wider social world, as imagined by its dreamers and criticised by its most incisive discontents.'(Publication summary) 

1 Fascinating Gallery of PMs' Portraits John Uhr , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 April 2012; (p. 22-23)

— Review of The Good, the Bad and the Unlikely : Australia's Prime Ministers Mungo MacCallum , 2012 selected work biography
1 Welcome Focus on Neglected PM John Uhr , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 October 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of Joseph Lyons : The People's Prime Minister Anne Henderson , 2011 single work biography