Patrick White in Adelaide

By the time I found him twenty-five years ago in the Adelaide Hills, Glen McBride was old, tiny, spry, and ready to boast about his career. I doubt many readers have heard of this little man or know of his pivotal role in the literature of this country. That’s what had me knocking at his door. And though he disowned none of it in the hours we spent ranging over his life and times, what really perked him up was confessing his part in the salami and sausage business in that part of the world.

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Published in May 2012 no. 341
David Marr

David Marr

David Marr is a journalist and media commentator who writes for The Sydney Morning Herald. His many publications include Patrick White: A Life (1991), Dark Victory (2004), and Panic (2011).