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Paul Sharrad Paul Sharrad i(A85602 works by) (a.k.a. P. S.; P. Sharrad)
Born: Established: 1949 Mile End, West Torrens area, Adelaide - South West, Adelaide, South Australia, ;
Gender: Male
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Paul Sharrad has an MA in Spanish Literature and a PhD in Postcolonial Literatures from Flinders University. He taught at Flinders University (tutor, 1984-1985) and the National University of Singapore (1985-1986), has been a visiting Fellow at the universities of Hawaii and Bourgogne, and has made several visits to Indian universities. He has taught at Wollongong University since (1987) and was made Associate Professor in (1999).

Sharrad was a founding editor (1979-1985) of the CRNLE Reviews Journal, and editor of New Literatures Review 1987-2004. He has written extensively about Postcolonial literatures and has a particular interest in Indian and Pacific writing. He has been part of an ARC-funded Discovery team looking at the links between text and textile crafts in the colonial experience.

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y separately published work icon Thomas Keneally's Career and the Literary Machine London : Anthem Press , 2019 17395791 2019 multi chapter work criticism

'Thomas Keneally is known as a best-selling novelist and public figure in his Australian homeland and has also managed a transnational career. He is, however, something of a conundrum in being regularly disparaged by critics and often failing to meet expectations of sales. ‘Thomas Keneally’s Career and the Literary Machine’ explains some of the reasons behind such disparities, focusing in part on his deliberate transition from high-style modernist to ‘journeyman’ entertainer while continuing to write across both modes.

'Reactions to this shift have been framed by critical and cultural investments, and by an idea of the literary career common to both high literary and popular taste. This study examines the complex network that is a career, considering personality traits, authorial agency, agents, editors and shifts in publishing from colonial control to multinational corporations. As such, the study moves across and beyond conventional literary biography and literary history, incorporating aspects of book history and celebrity studies.

'In doing so, this book relies on Keneally’s extensive archive, much of it previously unexamined. It shows his ambition to earn his living from writing playing out across three markets, his work in other modes (writing for the stage and screen, travel writing, historical narratives) and the breadth and depth of expressions of his social conscience, including political protest, leading professional associations and work for constitutional reform, the Sydney Olympics, and so on. Keneally is seen as playing a long game across several events rather than honing one specialist skill, a strategy that has sustained for more than 50 years his keenness to live off writing.'

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2021 shortlisted ASAL Awards Walter McRae Russell Award
y separately published work icon Of Indian Origin : Writings From Australia Himayatnagar : Orient Black Swan , 2018 14349750 2018 anthology poetry prose

'Of Indian Origin is a dazzling collection of short stories and poetry by Australian writers of Indian origin. Cultures collide as children encounter racism in the playgrounds of Canberra, migrant women scrounge for a living nursing Melbourne's elderly, and a young author moves to a strange and unfamiliar country where she suffers from dreamlessness. These searing works bring new meaning to the field of ‘Asian-Australian writing’ and new perspectives on the Indian diasporic experience. Though the field of Indian-Australian writing is still small, this vibrant mix of emerging and established writers shows it is by no means a homogenous entity. Bold, experimental and wildly original, Of Indian Origin unapologetically tackles issues of home and provides a unique overview of how Indian-Australian literary writing has developed over half a century.'  (Publication summary)

2019 winner Mascara Avant-garde Awards Anthology
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