Hal Porter: A Profile


'The theatre's not a dedication,' says Porter as he walks. 'My plays are more in the nature of plans for novels. They bring in handy income, mind you. Rut the theatre's a hobby — a pleasurable one. Posterity will probably see me, I'd say, as a passable novelist, a fair playwright, man, but a pretty good short story writer.' Blue eyes narrow in the pink face, then clear. And poetry —I don't know.'

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Published 1 October 1975 in Volume 7 No. 2. Subjects: Literary career, Writer's works, Writer's world, Hal Porter.

Cite as: Kinross-Smith, Graeme. ‘Hal Porter: A Profile.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 7, no. 2, 1975, doi: 10.20314/als.201e0bddb1.