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Main Title: Home truths : a memoir / David Williams. Book Cover
Author: Williamson, David, 1942 February 24-, author.
Imprint: Sydney, NSW.: HarperCollins Publishers, 2021.
Collation: 423 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, portraits (chiefly colour), hard back ; 25 cm.
Subject: Williamson, David, 1942-.
National Biography Award
ISBN: 9781460759530 1460759532
The definitive memoir of David Williamson, author of iconic dramas such as The Removalists, The Club, Don's Party, Emerald City and Travelling North, as well as more than fifty other plays, explores the life of the writer and the true stories and real lives that inspired his works. A defining force in Australian theatre since the 1970s, Williamson's plays have uniquely explored the pulse of our Australianness. After five decades of chronicling the blunders, mishaps and messes that he and his fellow Australians got themselves into, Williamson reveals the story of the man behind the work: how a childhood defined by marital discord sparked a lifelong fascination with the power of drama to explore emotional conflict; how a mechanical engineering student became our most successful playwright; the anxiety that plagued him as he crafted his plays; the joy of connecting with an audience and the enduring sting of the critics; and the great love story that defined his personal life. Williamson also writes about the plethora of odd, interesting, caustic and brilliant people -- actors, directors, writers, theatre critics, politicians -- who have intersected with his life and work.

Includes list of plays and screenplays, and index.

Short list National Biography Awards 2022
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Non-Fiction Stacks 822 WIL.DAV Available