|Author Patrick White|
I've always known he was the only Australian writer to have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature (which took place in 1973) however I haven't been an active reader of his work.
I studied A Fringe of Leaves at University, but I remember finding it really hard to get into and I don't think I read it right through to the end to be honest.
|Patrick White at Centennial Park|
by Brett Whiteley (1979-1980)
As a lover of books and supporter of Australian authors I find myself wondering if I should give White's work another chance. It's been a significant number of years since I failed to engage with A Fringe of Leaves and he wrote 12 novels in total so there's bound to be something more to my liking isn't there? And of course, there's the recent posthumous publishing of The Hanging Garden this year, albeit unfinished.
I'd love to hear from others about their favourite Patrick White novel, or any advice for first timers like myself, about the best place to start.