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Peter Goldsworthy

  • Fiction
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, Everything I Knew: A Novel, Camberwell, Victoria: Hamish Hamilton, 2008; Camberwell, Victoria: Penguin Australia, 2009.
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, Three Dog Night, Camberwell, Victoria: Viking, 2003
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, Keep It Simple, Stupid, Pymble, New South Wales: Flamingo, 1996.
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, Wish, Berlin, Germany: Verlag Volk und Welt, 1995.
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, Magpie: a novel, Kent Town, South Australia: Wakefield Press, 1992
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, Honk If You Are Jesus, Pymble, New South Wales: Angus and Robertson, 1992; Pymble, New South Wales: Angus and Robertson, 1995; Alternative title: Kuron no saidan, Language: Japanese, Translator: Sato, Minako Tokyo, Honshu, Japan : Bungei Shunju , 1997, Alternative title: Jezus op sterk water, Dutch Translator: Hammerstein, Mariska Antwerp, Belgium, Western Europe : CP Literair, 1998.
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, Maestro North Ryde, New South Wales: Angus and Robertson, 1989; Translated into German - Translator: Costa, Susanne Vienna, Germany : Zsolnay and Deuticke, 2007.
  • Selected Works
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, Gravel [short stories] Camberwell, Victoria: Hamish Hamilton, 2010
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, The List of All Answers: Collected Stories [short stories] Camberwell, Victoria: Viking, 2004.
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, Tattered Joys [poetry] Warners Bay, New South Wales: Picaro Press, 2002.
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, New Selected Poems [poetry] Potts Point, New South Wales: Duffy and Snellgrove, 2001.
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam [short stories, poetry, criticism, biography] Pymble, New South Wales: HarperCollins, 1999.
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, Navel Gazing: Essays, Half-Truths and Mystery Flights [prose, biography, criticism] Ringwood, Victoria: Penguin, 1998.
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, If, Then: Poems and Songs, Pymble, New South Wales: HarperCollins, 1996
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, Little Deaths, [short stories] Pymble, New South Wales: Angus and Robertson, 1993.
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, After the Ball, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: National Library of Australia, 1992
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, This Goes With That: Selected Poems 1970-1990 North Ryde, New South Wales: Angus and Robertson, 1991
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, Poetry Australia no.113 Crows Nest, New South Wales: ABC Books, 1988
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, Bleak Rooms, [short stories] South Australia: Wakefield Press, 1988
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, Zooing, [short stories] Sydney, New South Wales: Angus and Robertson, 1986
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, Readings from Ecclesiastes: Poems, Sydney, New South Wales: Angus and Robertson, 1982.
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, Archipelagoes, [short stories] Sydney, New South Wales: Angus and Robertson, 1982
  • Drama
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, Maestro, 2008, Commissioned by the State Theatre Company of South Australia. First produced at Her Majesty's Theatre, Adelaide, South Australia, by the State Theatre Company of South Australia for the Adelaide Fringe Festival, 27 February 2009. Directed by Martin Laud Gray.
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, Honk If You Are Jesus, 2006, First produced as part of the Adelaide Festival by the State Theatre Company of South Australia at the Odeon Theatre, Adelaide, 18 February-18 March 2006.
  • Libretto
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, The Ringtone Cycle, 2012. First performed for the opening of the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice, Adelaide, South Australia. Libretto by Peter Goldsworthy, music Graeme Koehne, performed by the Seraphim Trio and Lisa Harper-Brown [soprano].
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, Batavia, 2001, First produced by the Australian Opera at the State Theatre, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne, 11 May 2001. Directed by Lindy Hume. Composed by Richard Mills. Libretto by Peter Goldsworthy.
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, 1996, Melbourne, Victoria: Australian Broadcasting Corporation. First produced at the Playhouse, Victoria9 October 1996 as part of the Melbourne International Festival of the Arts. Directed by Richard Wherrett. Composed by Richard Mills. Libretto by Peter Goldsworthy.
  • Lyrics/Song
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, Seven Last Words, 2004, Appears in: 2004 National Concert Season: Last Words - Australian Chamber Orchestra, Pymble, New South Wales: Playbill, 2004
  • Short Stories
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'The End of Memory', Meanjin vol.64 no.1-2, 2005, pp.337-339
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'It Bit Me! The Bloody Sprinkler Bit Me!', The Advertiser Review, 17 December 2005, p.2
    • Goldsworthy, Peter& Matthews, Brian, 'Limbo', The Sydney Review no.40, March 1992, p.14
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'The Magpie Papers: Part II', The Sydney Review no.20 January 1990, p.10
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'If, Then', Meanjin vol.48 no.1 Autumn 1989, pp.93-94
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Oblique Homages', Expressway: Invitation Stories by Australian Writers from a Painting by Jeffrey Smart, Daniel, Helen [ed], Ringwood, Victoria: Penguin, 1989, pp.61-65
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Scenes from Childhood', The Sydney Review no.17 October 1989, pp.10-11
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Rothenburg: An introduction', The Adelaide Review no.54, August 1988 pp.22-23
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Chapters Twelve to Fourteen' [extract], The Adelaide Review no.17 September 1985, pp.10-11
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Chapter Two: With a Little Help from Room Service', [extract] The Adelaide Review no.13, May 1985, pp.11-12
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'The Attempt on the Life of Dr Brink', The Adelaide Review no.9, December/January 1985, pp.13-14
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'A Corner of Adelaide That is Forever England', Overland no.94-95, May 1984, pp.2-6
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'A Rose By Any Other Name Would Not.....', The Adelaide Review no.4, July 1984, pp.11-12
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'The Christening', The Bulletin (Literary Supplement) vol.103, no.5359, 5 April 1983, pp.83-84
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Mandy's List', Westerly vol.27 no.4, December 1982, pp.21-24
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'The Intellectual', Overland no.87, May 1982, pp.48-50
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'The Man Who Was Wally Wallaby', Westerly vol.25 no.1, March 1980, pp.13-14
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Invitation to a Weeding', The Bulletin vol.101 no.5196, 29 January 1980, pp.192,195
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Diary of a Failed Assassin', Westerly vol.25 no.4, December 1980, pp.13-15
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Chapter from a Fictional Science Fiction', The Tasmanian Review no.5, 1980, pp.27-29
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'The Destroying', Meanjin vol.38 no.2, Winter 1979, pp.258-260
  • Poetry
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Love Poem', Flying Kites: Friendly Street Poets 36, Dally, J & McKenna, L [eds], Norwood, South Australia: Wakefield Press, 2012, p.55
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Ten Ways of Looking at a Woman', The Australian Literary Review vol.3 no.10, November 2008, p.25
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Mumbai', The Best Australian Poems 2007, Rose, P [ed] Melbourne, Victoria: Black Inc., 2007, p.34
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Four Morbid Songs', Verbal Medicine: Twenty-One Contemporary Clinician Poets of Australia & New Zealand with Introduction, Historical Sketch and Select Bibliography, Metcalf, T [ed], ACT: Ginninderra Press, 2006, pp.41-44
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Dog Day', The Best Australian Poems 2005, Murray, L [ed], Melbourne, Victoria: Black Inc., 2005, pp.45-47
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Son to Father: Sequence Poetry', 2004 National Concert Season: Last Words, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Pymble, New South Wales: Playbill, 2004
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Nazareth', 2004 National Concert Season: Last Words, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Pymble, New South Wales: Playbill, 2004
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Wilderness', 2004 National Concert Season: Last Words, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Pymble, New South Wales: Playbill, 2004
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Jerusalem', 2004 National Concert Season: Last Words, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Pymble, New South Wales: Playbill, 2004
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Paradise', 2004 National Concert Season: Last Words, Australian Chamber Orchestra Pymble, New South Wales: Playbill, 2004
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Mother Earth', Quadrant vol.48 no.7-8, July-August 2004, p.45
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Wood Stove', Salt vol.17 no.1, Kinsella, J [ed], 2003, pp.178-179
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Room', Salt vol.17 no.1, Kinsella, J [ed], 2003, p.179
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Jeronimus', Australian Book Review no.230, May 2001, p.19
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Jeronimus' Speech', The Adelaide Review no.195, December 1999, p.24
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Predikant's Prayer', Quadrant vol.43 no.12, December 1999, p.53
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'In Us We Trust', Quadrant vol.40 no.4, April 1996, p.42
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'What Comes Next', A Parachute of Blue, Beveridge, J, Jones, J & Wakeling, L [eds], West Ryde, New South Wales: Round Table Publications, 1995, p.35
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Is Knowledge Possible?', The Sydney Review no.42, May 1992, p.9
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Is There a God?', The Sydney Review no.42, May 1992, p.9
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'On Trick Knees and Sporting Life', The Adelaide Review no.42. September 1987, p.17
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Alcohol', The Adelaide Review no.24, March 1986, p.36
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'The Last Report from Earth: An Imitation of Zbigniew Herbert', Friendly Street Poetry Reader no.7, Bray, J & Owen, J [eds], Unley, South Australia: Friendly Street Poets, 1983, p.33
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Bank Statement, March 79', Westerly vol.25 no.2, June 1980, p.25
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Maternity Ward Toilet Graffiti', Friendly Street Poetry Reader no.3, Goldsworthy, P & Buttrose, L [eds], Adelaide, South Australia: Adelaide University Union Press, 1979
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Games People Play', Westerly vol.23 no.4, December 1978, pp.26-27
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Potato', Westerly no.3 September 1976, p.15
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Bowden (for Anna)', Westerly no.1, March 1974, pp.23-26
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Autobiograffiti', Makar vol.10 no.3, February 1975, pp.38-40
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Gods', Westerly no.1, March 1974, p.62
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Delicatessen', Westerly no.1, March 1974, p.62
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'One day after church', Dharma no.10, Spring 1973, p.1
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Ant Politics', Makar vol.9 no.1, July 1973, p.27
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Birth', Poetry Australia no.42, 1972, p.31
  • Criticism
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'From Page to Stage, a Balancing Act', The Australian, 19 May 2011, p.14
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Poetry and Song', Five Bells vol.16 no.4, Spring 2009, pp.8-13
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Yes Mate, That's What It Means to be Australian,' The Advertiser 26 January 2008, pp.4, 6-7
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'The Australian Temperament: Introduction', True Blue?: On Being Australian, Goldsworthy, P [ed], Crows Nest, New South Wales: Allen and Unwin, 2008, pp.11-19
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Hal Porter: The Watcher With a Cast-Iron Alibi', Quadrant vol.45 no.7-8, July - August 2001, pp.76-79
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'How Opera Scores with a Living Doll', The Weekend Australian 28-29 September 1996
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'On Blood, Sweat, Ink, and the Death of the Novel', Island no.43/44, Winter 1990, pp.80-82
  • Essays
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Dr Goldsworthy on Dr Chekhov', Australian Book Review no.329, March 2011, pp.29-32
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Ever the Twain', Meanjin vol.66 no.2, 2007, pp.69-75
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Famous Battles in the War Between Words and Music: From Monteverdi to Puff Daddy', Australian Book Review no.268, February 2005, pp.22-29
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Travels with My Inner Toad', Good Weekend, 19 November 2005, pp.53-54
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'The Biology of Poetry', Five Bells, vol.10 no.1, Summer 2002-2003, pp.22-26
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Diary', Australian Book Review no.236, November 2001, p.9
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Death and the Writer', The Courier-Mail, 17 July 1999, Weekend, p.8
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Eyes Right', The Age, 14 February 1998, Saturday Extra, p.3
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Ask Not for Whom the Bleeper Bleeps...', Toads: Australian Writers: Other Work, Other Lives, Sant, A [ed] North Sydney, New South Wales: Allen and Unwin, 1992, pp.36-43
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Advice to Older Novelists', The Adelaide Review no.23, Festival 1986, pp.8-9
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'The Detroit of the South', Overland no.104, September 1986, pp.38-40
  • Column
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Choose Your Own Adventure', The Adelaide Review no.386, April 2012, pp.10-11
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'My Favourite Novel: The Master of Obsessive Narrators', The Weekend Australian, 7-8 April 2012, pp.18-19
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'I Am What I Am: Peter Goldsworthy', Sunday Life, 28 February 2010, p.9
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Reading the Field', The Age, 7 August 2010, pp.12-13
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, ' "Ukulula": Obama-Euphoria in Lancashire', The Age, 14 February 2009, p.14
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'From Little Things...', The Advertiser Review, 18 October 2008, p.6
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'The Forum : Peter Goldsworthy on Outrage', The Weekend Australian Review, 15-16 November 2008, p.2
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'Peter Goldsworthy : The Books That Changed Me', The Sun-Herald Extra, 30 November 2008, pp.10-11
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'What I'm Reading: Peter Goldsworthy', The Sydney Morning Herald Spectrum, 13-14 December 2008, p.32
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, 'What I've Learnt: Peter Goldsworthy', The Age, 15 November 2003, p.2
  • As Editor
    • Goldsworthy, Peter, True Blue?: On Being Australian, Crows Nest, NSW: Allen and Unwin, 2008.
    • Goldsworthy, Peter & Buttrose Larry, Friendly Street Poetry Reader no.3, Adelaide, South Australia: Adelaide University Union Press, 1979
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