Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Why author Jon Doust is going To The Highlands

ABC Radio National

Do you remember your first job, your first year away from home? Jon Doust remembers, and his new novel To the Highlands is loosely based on his time as a bank clerk in Papua New Guinea. 

To The Highlands is the second book in Jon Doust's Jack Muir trilogy. The first, Boy on a Wire, was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin award, and told the story of Jack's troubled time at his private boys school in Perth. This time it's 1968, Jack is 19. He's dropped out of school and he's about to set off on an adventure that will change his life.

Jon talks with Suzanne Donisthorpe: Books and Arts Daily

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

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. says he tried to live a life of manliness that was foreign to him. He depicted this in his earlier novel
. says at 19 he 'was a troubled boy' just like his character Jack Muir.
And now... with author . Jack is 19. He's dropped out of school & setting off on a life changing adventure