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Published 1 May 2010 in Volume 25 No. 1. Subjects: Fame, Ideas & concepts, Literary career, Novel writing, War, Writer's works, Writer-reader relations.
Cite as: Rooney, Brigid. ‘Interview with David Malouf.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 25, no. 1, 2010. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.a7bdd8971b.
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