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David Malouf is the internationally acclaimed author of novels including The Great World (winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ prize and the Prix Femina Etranger), Remembering Babylon (shortlisted for the Booker Prize and winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award), An Imaginary Life, Conversations at Curlow Creek, Dream Stuff (‘These stories are pearls’ Spectator), Every Move You Make (‘Rare and luminous talent’ Guardian), his autobiographical classic 12 Edmondstone Street and Ransom. His Collected Stories won the 2008 Australia–Asia Literary Award. In 2008 Malouf was the Scottish Arts’ Council Muriel Spark International Fellow. In 2016, he won the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. He was born in 1934 and was brought up in Brisbane.