Guide to the Papers of David Foster

MS Acc10.197

National Library of Australia

Collection Summary

Title
Papers of David Foster
Date Range
1991-2010
Collection Number
MS Acc10.197
Extent
0.75 metres (5 boxes)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn5152339).

Conditions Governing Use

Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.

Preferred Citation

Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], papers of David Foster, National Library of Australia, MS Acc10.197, [box number and series and/or file number]'.

Finding Aid Source(s)

Please note: This finding aid may comprise or contain descriptive information provided by donors, researchers and/or volunteers.

Item Descriptions

Series. Sons of the Sons of the Rumour, Sydney, Picador 2009 Show allonly 1

File. Research materials and notes, 2000s - Box 1 Show allonly 1

File. Sample manuscript first drafts, ca. 2008 - Box 1 Show allonly 1

File. Unedited typescript, 2009 - Box 1 Show allonly 1

File. Typescript, 2009 - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File. Articles, reviews, published extracts, 2009 - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File. Radio play of the story 'The Man who fell in love with his own Feet' from Sons of the Rumour (CD from ABC Radio National 'Airplay' 10.8.08 - titled 'Footbound'), 2008 - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File. Picador reading notes ; Picador catalogue 2009 ; letter to agent, Sophie Hamley ; correspondence from Rod Morrison, publisher, 2008-2009 - Box 2 Show allonly 1

Series. NLA Harold White Fellowship Talk 2008 Show allonly 1

File. Application and talk. Fellowship used to research novel Sons of the Rumour ; CD-ROM from NLA - monster image from David Foster's Harold White flyer, 2008 - Box 2 Show allonly 1

Series. General literary correspondence Show allonly 1

File. Agents: Rosemary Creswell, Sydney, Bettina Keil, Hamburg, Tim Curnow, Sydney, AP Watt, London ; editors: Rosemary Sorensen, Anne Summers, Helen Daniel, Kerryn Goldsworthy, Ivor Indyk ; librarian: Lynn Hard ; also Clara Mason, James Joyce Foundation, Ramona Koval, ABC, Peter Solness, photographer Slow Food, 2001, 1992-2010 - Box 3 Show allonly 1

File. Correspondence and articles by Susan Lever (critic and author of David Foster: Satirist of Australia, Cambria Press, NY, 2008), 1992-2009 - Box 3 Show allonly 1

File. Review of Susan Lever's David Foster: Satirist of Australia, NY Cambria Press 2008 ; articles and comment pertaining to Patrick White Award, David Foster 2010, 2010 - Box 3 Show allonly 1

File. Correspondence from former scientific colleagues including Prof. WJ O'Sullivan, former dean of Medicine UNSW; Dr Des Kirk, co-author with D. Foster of The Empathy Experiment, Sydney, Wild and Woolley 1977, 1992-2003 - Box 3 Show allonly 1

File. Correspondence from Nicholas Hasluck, WA novelist and poet, 1991-1999 - Box 3 Show allonly 1

File. Correspondence from Annie Proulx, US novelist and short story writer, 1994-2008 - Box 3 Show allonly 1

File. Correspondence pertaining to, and from, friends from Berrima Jail, 1991-1993 - Box 4 Show allonly 1

Series. Correspondence from Australian writers Show allonly 1

File. Correspondents include Randolph Stow ('Mick'), Thomas Barlow, Alison Broinowski, Steven Conte, Ross Fitzgerald, Jack Hibberd, Barry Hill, Nick Jose, Gillian Mears, Brian Matthews, Mark O'Connor, Michael McGirr, Melissa Lucashenko, Bruce Roberts, Nicholas Rothwell, Martin Thomas, 1985-2004 - Box 4 Show allonly 1

File. Correspondence from Geoffrey Dutton, publisher and poet, 1992-1998 - Box 4 Show allonly 1

Series. Reader correspondence Show allonly 1

File. Correspondence from readers etc, 1991-2009 - Box 4 Show allonly 1

Series. Family correspondence Show allonly 1

File. Some letters from family, including: first wife Robin Hodgson, anthropologist and for many years Director of the Katherine Aboriginal Language Centre NT ; elder son Seth, initiated man of the Ngungikurrungur, Peppimenarti NT ; daughter Natalie (to whom Dog Rock 3, in print, is dedicated) ; daughter Zoe, beauty editor and novelist, 1995-1999 - Box 4 Show allonly 1

Series. Ucross Foundation, Wyoming Show allonly 1

File. Material pertaining to stay at Ucross Foundation Wyoming 1997 including correspondence from fellow Ucross residents Ha Jin, novelist, Susan Yuzna, poet, 1996-2001 - Box 4 Show allonly 1

Series. Correspondence Show allonly 1

File. From Christopher Potter, publisher Fourth Estate UK (published of The Glade within the Grove 1996 and In the New Country 1999) ; plus editing notes for In the New Country, 1996-2000 - Box 5 Show allonly 1

File. Edit of Crossing the Blue Mountains, Duffy Snellgrove, 1997 and relevant correspondence with Michael Duffy, publisher, 1996-1997 - Box 5 Show allonly 1

Series. Correspondence with Michael Duffy Show allonly 1

File. Publisher, Duffy Snellgrove and Yellow Press and editor, The Independent Monthly ; publisher of The Land where Stories End, Sydney D, 1993-2003 - Box 5 Show allonly 1

Series. The sad and sorry saga of The Land where Stories End (Sydney, Duffy and Snellgrove 2001, Dingle Ireland, Brandon Press, 2003) Show allonly 1

File. Cast includes Michael Duffy, publisher Duffy and Snellgrove, Sydney ; Christopher Potter, publisher, Fourth Estate, London ; Jane Palfreyman, publisher, Random House, Sydney ; Ivor Indyk, publisher, HEAT, Sydney ; correspondence with Paul Muldoon, poet ; Peter Porter, poet ; Brandon Press catalogue, Ireland, edited typescript, The Land where Stories End, 1993-2010 - Box 5 Show allonly 1

Series. Correspondence and edit notes Show allonly 1

File. In the New Country, London, Fourth Estate 1999 ; winner, FAW Literature Award 1999 and inaugural Brisbane Courier Mail Book of the year, 1999, 1995-2000 - Box 5 Show allonly 1