Sydney: A Biography (Paperback)

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‘I came to Sydney from Melbourne in 1978 and immediately fell in love with its history, the sandstone buildings, the gorgeous harbour, the bridge, the Opera House, its ad hoc streets and its denizens.’ In Sydney, acclaimed playwright and author Louis Nowra—author of Kings Cross and Woolloomooloo—expands his gaze to explore the energy, beauty, vulgarity, dynamism, and pulsating sense of self-importance of his adopted city. This big, bustling portrait of Sydney is told through profiles of people, high and low, with a cast of criminals and premiers, ordinary folk, entertainers, artists, thieves, and visionaries. Along with its people, Nowra surveys the city’s architecture and its global identity. And as Sydney’s history unfolds throughout the twentieth century and beyond, Nowra revels in its neon lighting, music, skyscrapers, and sense of optimism.

About the Author

Louis Nowra is an acclaimed author, essayist, screenwriter, and playwright. His plays include The Golden Age, Inside the Island, Summer of the Aliens, The Boyce Trilogy, Radiance, and Così (the latter two were made into successful films for which he wrote the screenplays). His novels include The Misery of Beauty, Abaza and Ice, Into That Forest, and Prince of Afghanistan. He co-edited an anthology of writing about Kings Cross (with Mandy Sayer), In the Gutter ... Looking at the Stars and is the author of Kings Cross: A biography and Woolloomooloo: A biography.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781742235929
ISBN-10: 1742235921
Publisher: NewSouth
Publication Date: December 1st, 2022
Pages: 464
Language: English