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Roe, Jill

Jill Roe is a professor of Modern History at Macquarie University, Sydney. She is also Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, President of the Australian Historical Association, and Chair of the Editorial Board, Australian Dictionary of Biography, for which she prepared the entry on Franklin. She edited My Congenials, Miles Franklin and Friends in Letters 1879-1954, 2 vols. (1993), and is currently writing Franklin’s biography. Her most recent publication with UQP is A Gregarious Culture: Topical Writings of Miles Franklin (2001), co-edited with Margaret Bettison.
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A Gregarious Culture: Topical Writings Of Miles Franklin

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Miles Franklin (1879-1954) is one of Australia's most famous writers and an early feminist. Best known for her first novel, My Brilliant Career, which was made into an internationally acclaimed movie starring Judy Davis and Sam Neill. Her name is remembered annually with the announcement of the prestigious Miles Franklin Award which she bequeathed to the nation for best Australian novel. Jill Roe is professor of history at Macquarie University and an authority on Franklin - she edited 2 volumes of Miles' letters (My Congenials) and is currently writing her biography. Margaret Bettison is a librarian and researcher. This book includes extensive commentaries and details textual notes on historical context to assist reader enjoyment.

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