On Longing

Blanche d'Alpuget
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On Longing

Blanche d'Alpuget
Blanche d'Alpuget's intimate and revealing meditation on longing examines the creative tension between writing and love. This moving tribute to her muse will surprise and touch readers.
Returning to published writing for the first time in ten years, Blanche d'Alpuget's On Longing is an intimate and revealing meditation that examines the creative tension between writing and love. It is also a moving tribute to her muse and will both surprise and touch readers with its honesty.

MUP's Little Books on Big Themes series pairs leading Australian thinkers and cultural figures with some of the big themes in life.
Returning to published writing for the first time in ten years, Blanche d'Alpuget's On Longing is an intimate and revealing meditation that examines the creative tension between writing and love. It is also a moving tribute to her muse and will both surprise and touch readers with its honesty.

MUP's Little Books on Big Themes series pairs leading Australian thinkers and cultural figures with some of the big themes in life.

About the author

Blanche d'Alpuget

Blanche d'Alpuget is the author of seven books, including four novels-Monkeys in the Dark (1980), Turtle Beach (1981), Winter in Jerusalem (1986) and White Eye (1993). These works won a number of literary prizes including the PEN Golden Jublilee Award, The Age Novel of the Year Award, the South Australian Premier's Award and the Australasian Prize for Commonwealth Literature. D'Alpuget's Mediator: A Biography of Sir Richard Kirby was published in 1977 to critical acclaim. Robert J. Hawke: A Biography (1982) was both a national bestseller and the winner of several awards. After a long break, d'Alpuget returned to writing with a short work, On Longing, released in 2008. She has served on the boards of the ACT Arts Advisory Council, the Copyright Agency Ltd, the Australian Film Commission and has been the Chair of the Australian Society of Authors. As Austcare Goodwill Ambassador between 1992 and 1996 she wrote of the plight of refugees from Indochina, the former Yugoslavia and Afghanistan. She is a Patron of the Australia China Friendship Society in NSW and the Patron of Inala, a Rudolf Steiner organisation catering for people with severe disabilities. She lives in Sydney with her husband and son and a Rhodesian ridgeback.

About Blanche d'Alpuget

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