Celebrated author Frank Moorhouse used Canberra to write his greatest work

Sally Pryor
By Sally Pryor
June 27 2022 - 7:30pm
Author Frank Moorhouse, who has died aged 83, used Canberra as the inspiration for one of his greatest novels. Picture: Ryan Osland

It was on a freezing cold Canberra day, one that began with mist rather than blue skies, that Frank Moorhouse had the epiphany that would lead to the writing of one of his greatest works.

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Sally Pryor

Sally Pryor

Features Editor

As features editor at The Canberra Times, I love telling people things they didn't know - or even things they've always known - about the city we live in.

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