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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).

David Marr reviews 'The Justice Game' by Geoffrey Roberston

June 1998, no. 201 01 July 1998
The memoirs of any barrister still in harness are, by definition, advertising. The mystery of The Justice Game is what on earth Geoffrey Robertson needs to sell. He is much too busy already. A queue of life’s victims wanting his help in court would stretch twice round the Temple. But drumming up business is not what the book is about. Its real purpose, I suspect, is to show that, despite a certa ... (read more)

'Patrick White in Adelaide' by David Marr

May 2012, no. 341 24 April 2012
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 pe ... (read more)