Marie-Louise Ayres

Marie-Louise Ayres is the current Director-General of the National Library of Australia.

'My mss are destroyed' by Marie-Louise Ayres

April 2007, no. 290 01 May 2007
'My mss are destroyed' by Marie-Louise Ayres
I can’t let you have my ‘papers’ because I don’t keep any. My mss are destroyed as soon as the books are printed. I put very little into notebooks, don’t keep my friends’ letters … and anything unfinished when I die is to be burnt. The final versions of my books are what I want people to see …        (Patrick White, reply to Dr George Chandler, Dire ... (read more)