On Lust & Longing brings two of Blanche D'Alpuget's prominent works together. When On Lust was first published it caused a media sensation: d'Alpuget wrote of a pillar of society who had molested children and of events that ended in mystery. She revealed all.
On Longing caused a similar sensation, for different reasons. D'Alpuget dared to write that she loved and had inspired love in a man already adored by the public.
Here are the raw and timeless themes of the power and powerlessness inherent to lust, love, loss and death.
About the Author
Blanche d'Alpuget has written eleven books, and has won the PEN Golden Jubilee Award, The Age Novel of the Year Award, the South Australian Premier's Award and the Australasian Prize for Commonwealth Literature for her novels. Mediator: A Biography of Sir Richard Kirby was published to critical acclaim and Robert J. Hawke: A Biography was a national bestseller and the winner of several awards. She has served on the boards of the ACT Arts Advisory Council, the Copyright Agency Ltd, the Australian Film Commission and was chair of the Australian Society of Authors. She is a patron of the Australia China Friendship Society in NSW and the patron of Inala, a Rudolf Steiner organisation catering for people with severe disabilities.