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Quarterly Essay - The Good Life: David Malouf

In ‘The Good Life: Happiness and Virtue in the Modern World’, one of Australia’s finest writers returns to one of the most fundamental questions and gives it a modern twist: what is it to live a good life?

In conversation with Raimond Gaita.

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Portrait of David Malouf

David Malouf

David Malouf is the author of short story collections The Complete Stories (winner of the Australia Asia Literary Award), Dream Stuff and Every Move You Make, and of acclaimed novels including The Great World (winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ and Miles Franklin Prizes) and Remembering Babylon (shortlisted for the Booker Prize and winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award).

Portrait of Raimond Gaita

Raimond Gaita

Raimond Gaita has published widely to academic and non- academic audiences. In 2009, the University of Antwerp awarded Gaita the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa ‘for his exceptional contribution to contemporary moral philosophy and for his singular contribution to the role of the intellectual in today’s academic world’.


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