The Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature
General Editor: Nicholas Jose
Allen & Unwin presents a project of national importance more than 6 years in the making.
The Macquarie PEN Anthology is a celebration of a rich, living literature. Some of the best, most significant writing produced in Australia over more than two centuries is gathered here in this landmark anthology. From fiction, poetry and drama to diaries, letters, essays and speeches, the anthology maps the development of one of the great literatures in English in all its energy and variety. From vivid settler accounts to haunting gothic tales, from raw protest to feisty urban satire and playful literary experiment, from passionate love poetry to moving memoir, the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature reflects the creative eloquence of our nation.
Over 1500 pages, over 500 literary works and over 300 authors.
‘The largest and most comprehensive anthology of its kind ever produced’
Jane Sullivan, The Age
‘Scrupulously edited and beautifully presented’
Bruce Bennet, Canberra Times
‘Bounty all round, and congratulations in order’
Peter Pierce¸ Sydney Morning Herald
Winner, Special Award, 2010 NSW Premier's Literary Awards
Winner, Tertiary Scholarly Reference category, Australian Educational Publishing Awards 2010
Shortlisted, General Non-fiction Book of the Year, 2010 Australian Book Industry Awards
*A portion of all royalties goes to the International PEN Sydney Centre.