Gerald Murnane

Gerald Murnane was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1939. He is the author of eight works of fiction, including "Barley Patch, Inland, The Plains", and Tamarisk Row, as well as a collection of essays, "Invisible Yet Enduring Lilacs". Murnane has been a recipient of the Patrick White Award and the Melbourne Prize. "Barley Patch" won the 2010 Adelaide Festival Award for Innovation.