Macquarie PEN Anthology
General Editor: Nicholas Jose
Macquarie PEN Anthology website
A landmark anthology of Australian literary writing across all genres from over two centuries, this is an authoritative collection more than six years in the making, providing a window onto Australian culture. An essential addition to every Australian’s library.
Nicholas introduces the Anthology:
“The ﬁrst and foremost aim of this book is to make available to readers and students a sampling of the range of Australian writing, putting striking works from recent times together with works from the past that have become less familiar. By ordering the material chronologically, in a historical sweep from the ﬁrst writing in English done in Australia to innovative work from the early years of the twenty-ﬁrst century, and by encompassing a jostling variety of genres and styles, including letters, journals, speeches and songs, we intend that the anthology show the phases of change and development in Australian literature, and in Australian society and culture more generally.” Read the full introduction here.