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Peter Pierce is Professor of Australian Literature at James Cook University of North Queensland in Townsville. As Rhodes Scholar, he graduated M.Litt. from Balliol College, Oxford. He is the general editor of The Oxford Literary Guide to Australia, assistant editor of The Penguin New Literary History of Australia, author and editor of Vietnam Days: Australia and the Impact of Vietnam, and co-editor of Clubbing of the Gunfire: 101 Australian War Poems, The Poets’ Discovery: Nineteenth Century Australia in Verse, and Xavier Herbert. He is a regular reviewer for the Age, Bulletin, Canberra Times and Sydney Morning Herald and is turf correspondent for Eureka Street. His comprehensive study of Thomas Keneally’s work and its critical reception, Australian Melodramas, was published by UQP in 1995.