Foster, David, 1944-....

Alternative names

Hide Profile

Novelist.

From the description of David Foster manuscript collection. 1971-1997. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225542227

Writer. David Manning Foster was born in the Blue Mountains to radio comedian parents and studied science at the University of Sydney, graduating in 1967 with the University Medal for Chemistry. He completed a doctorate in inorganic chemistry at the Australian National University and spent a year as a Fellow of the National Institute of Health in the United States in 1970. Foster worked as a senior research scientist at the Department of Medicine, University of Sydney, 1971-1972, before moving to writing as a full time occupation. He also worked variously as a truck driver, postal worker, labourer, prawn fisher, drummer and swimming pool manager. His novels critique contemporary Australian culture and its postcolonial and imperial foundations. Foster's other interests include tae kwon do and classical literature. Among his accolades are the Patrick White Award in 2010, Harold White Fellowship, 2008, Courier-Mail Book of the Year Award, 1999, James Joyce Foundation Suspended Sentence Award, 1996, The Age Book of the Year Award in 1974 and nine Miles Franklin Award nominations.

From the description of Papers of David Foster, 1991-2010 [manuscript]. [1991-2010] (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 723351100

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Foster, David, 1944-. Papers of David Foster, 1991-2010 [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Foster, David, 1944-. David Foster manuscript collection. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Jones, William. Orphan Boy, 1862-[ongoing]. Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee County Federated Library System
Role Title Holding Repository
Direct Relationships
Relation Name
Place Name Admin Code Country
Australia
Subject
Australian fiction--20th century
Australian literature--20th century
Authors, Australian--20th century--Archives
Authors, Australian--Archives
Occupation
Authors
Function

Person

Birth 1944-05-15

Australians

English

Information

Permalink: http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6v13mxm

Ark ID: w6v13mxm

SNAC ID: 33017203