Peter Goldsworthy has won major literary awards across a range of genres: poetry, short story, novels, theatre, and opera libretti. His novels have sold over 400,000 copies in Australia alone, and have been translated into European and Asian languages. His 1992 novel, Honk If You Are Jesus, was a Times Literature Supplement International Book of the Year. Three Dog Night won the 2004 FAW Christina Stead Award, and was long-listed for the Dublin IMPAC prize. His lyrics have been set to music by leading Australian composers including Graeme Koehne, Richard Mills, and Matthew Hindson and he has written the libretti for the Richard Mills operas, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll and Batavia.
Latest Book: Gravel
Hamish Hamilton, Melbourne, 2009
A contented woman finds herself considering a bizarre sexual invitation that just days before filled her with scorn. A mediocre man is pulled into a strange dance with his stalker. A father gives his daughter a Christmas present with a disturbing history. An ugly sports parent plays a game of ridiculous chance. A young boy's music lesson offers him a discordant insight into adult behaviour. And in a primal tale about the borderline between animals and humans, death is horrifyingly not the end of the story ...
Compulsively readable, pitch-perfect in mood, Gravel ponders the forces that can wear down a marriage, darken desire, lead people to thwart their best intentions.
Other Books: Everything I Knew
Hamish hamilton, Melbourne, 2008
Three Dog Night
Penguin Viking, Melbourne, 2005.
Wikipedia: Peter Goldsworthy
Contact literary agent: Fiona Inglis at Curtis Brown Pty Ltd
Address: PO Box 19, Paddington, NSW 2021, Australia
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