Gerald Murnane: one of Australia’s greatest writers you may never have heard of

Emmett Stinson, The Guardian, Thursday 5th April, 2018

Murnane is a deeply eccentric character; as he told the Times, “I think you can probably see that I’m sane, but I say and believe things that insane people believe.” After the death of his wife of 43 years, he moved to Goroke – population 623 – where he proudly serves as the secretary of the local golf club. An academic conference about his writing was recently held at the venue where he tended bar during the lunch break.

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