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David Foster


Sons of the Rumour (literary fiction, Picador 2010)

The Glade within the Grove (1996)

Mates of Mars (1991)

The Pale Blue Crochet Coathanger Cover (1988)

Testostero (1987)

Dog Rock: a Postal Pastoral (1985)

The Adventures of Christian Rosy Cross (1985)

Plumbum (1983)

Moonlite (1981)


David Foster was born in 1944 in the NSW Blue Mountains. He trained as a scientist at the University of Sydney, the Australian National University and the University of Pennsylvania, but soon turned to writing. He is the author of scientific papers, essays, short stories, novellas, poetry and novels. He was won the Age, Courier Mail and National Book Council Book of the Year awards and, in 1997, the Miles Franklin Award for The Glade Within the Grove, which was also shortlisted for the Dublin IMPAC Award. His most recent accolade is the 2010 Patrick White Award. David lives in the NSW Southern Highlands with his wife, Gerda.



1974: The Age Book of the Year Book of the Year and Imaginative Writing Award for The Pure Land

1981: National Book Council Book of the Year for Moonlite

1991: Australian Government Creative Fellowship

1997: Miles Franklin Award for The Glade Within the Grove

1999: Courier-Mail Book of the Year for In the New Country

2010: Patrick White Award


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