Robert Drewe





Robert Drewe

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born
in Melbourne, Australia
January 09, 1943

gender
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Robert Drewe is among Australia’s most loved writers – of novels, memoir and short stories. His iconic Australian books include The Shark Net, The Bodysurfers and Our Sunshine. He is also editor of Black Inc.’s Best Australian Stories annual series. Recently, he has revisited the short story himself, with a masterful new collection, The Rip. Jo Case spoke to him for Readings about storytelling.


Average rating: 3.49 · 1,790 ratings · 204 reviews · 40 distinct works · Similar authors
The Shark Net
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 675 ratings — published 2000 — 16 editions
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The Bodysurfers
3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 214 ratings — published 1984 — 7 editions
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Ned Kelly
3.31 of 5 stars 3.31 avg rating — 216 ratings — published 1991 — 16 editions
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The Rip
3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 99 ratings — published 2008 — 4 editions
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The Drowner
3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 116 ratings — published 1996 — 11 editions
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10 Short Stories You Must R...
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3.27 of 5 stars 3.27 avg rating — 90 ratings — published 2009
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Grace
3.2 of 5 stars 3.20 avg rating — 86 ratings — published 2005 — 4 editions
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Montebello: A Memoir
3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 2012
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The Savage Crows
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 1989 — 4 editions
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The Penguin Book Of The Beach
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 1993 — 2 editions
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“It always gave me a peculiar feeling to catch a glimpse of my parents' lives before I was born.”
Robert Drewe, The Shark Net

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