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Geoffrey Dutton (1922-1998) was born at historic Anlaby sheep station in South Australia in 1922 and educated at Geelong Grammar School and the University of Adelaide. He enlisted in the RAAF in 1941 and spent the war as a pilot, rising to the rank of flight lieutenant and serving in Bougainville. After the war he read English at Oxford and travelled extensively. He lectured in Adelaide, the UK and the USA. In a literary career spanning more than half a century, Geoffrey Dutton wrote many books, including poetry, fiction, biography, art and literary criticism, travel and children’s books. His output as an editor was also prodigious, including numerous anthologies, and the influential Literature of Australia. He was founding co-editor of Australian Letters and Australian Book Review and was also a literary editor for publishing houses and newspapers. He served on the boards of various cultural organisations, including the Literature Board, and was patron of the Queensland Writers’ Centre. He published his autobiography, Geoffrey Dutton: Out in the Open, with UQP in 1994, and lived in the Glasshouse Mountains in Queensland with his wife, the writer Robin Lucas.
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