Robert Drewe is the author of seven novels, four books of short stories, two memoirs, six other works of non-fiction and two plays. His work has been widely translated, and adapted for film, television, theatre and radio.

In his mid-20s, and already a Walkley Award-winning journalist, Drewe shifted his focus to writing fiction. His 1976 debut novel, The Savage Crows – a revelatory depiction of the collision between white and Aboriginal Australian worlds – announced the arrival of an exciting young voice in Australian literature. In the 40 years since, Drewe’s award-winning novels, memoirs and short story collections, along with his plays, sketches, essays and editorial appearances, have tapped into, and informed, our national psyche.

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