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Peter Goldsworthy


Peter Goldsworthy wrote the libretto for Richard Mills’ multi-Helpmann award winning opera Batavia. His most recent songwriting collaboration was with composer Graeme Koehne, on The Ring-tone Cycle – a Cabaret Quintet for Piano Trio, Soprano and iPhone, which premiered at last year’s Adelaide Festival.

This year Penguin are releasing his childhood memoir, His Stupid Boyhood, Text are reissuing his 1996 novel Wish in their Text Classics series, and Harper Collins reissuing his 1989 novel Maestro as an Angus & Robertson Australian Classic.

In 2010 he was awarded an AM for service to literature.

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