Edmund Campion

Edmund Campion is a Catholic priest and historian. He is the author of Australian Catholic Lives and numerous other books on Catholic history in Australia and abroad. He has served as a committee member on a number of arts administrative bodies, including the Literature Board of the Australia Council and the Pascall Prize for Criticism.

Edmund Campion reviews 'The Mansions of Bedlam: Stories and Essays' by Gerard Windsor

June 2001, no. 231 01 June 2021
Edmund Campion reviews 'The Mansions of Bedlam: Stories and Essays' by Gerard Windsor
Gerard Windsor had a rocky start to his writing life. Out of the Jesuits after seven years, he scored a contract with his old school, Riverview, in Sydney, to write its centennial history. I was one of the alumni he interviewed; I remember suggesting that he take steps to guarantee the publication of his text. After all, I argued, a school run by a religious order was like a family commissioning i ... (read more)