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Main Title: A fine and private place / Brian Matthews. Book Cover
Author: Matthews, Brian (Brian Ernest), 1936-
Imprint: Sydney : Pan Macmillan, 2000.
Collation: 279 p. : pbk ; 23 cm.
Subject: Matthews, Brian (Brian Ernest), 1936-
Journalists and journalism.
Writers and writing
St Kilda (Vic.) (Bunurong Country)
ISBN: 0330362259 :
Brian Matthews is the author of short stories, essays, and biographies. He was a weekly columnist for the Weekend Australian Magazine (1997–2001) and has been a monthly columnist for Eureka Street since 1997.

His memoir A Fine and Private Place (2000) won the inaugural Queensland Premier’s Award for non-fiction and his Manning Clark: A Life (2008) won the National Biography Award in 2010. (ABR)

Chronicles his working-class upbringing in St Kilda and his father's determination to get his family away from the suburb's violence and threatening streets, ultimately leading to tragedy and loss.
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