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Getting to know Mick: Suzanne Falkiner on writing the first biography of Randolph Stow
Mick: A Life of Randolph Stow Perth Writers Festival PWF16 Randolph Stow Suzanne FalkinerUWA Publishing
Randolph Stow at Adelaide University, October 1957
Collection: ABC publicity photograph: National Archives of Australia NAA
One of the surprising things about researching the life of Randolph Stow is to find out how surprising he is. Outside Western Australia at least, and among those who remember him at all, people tend to think of him as a quiet recluse, associated in his childhood with rural Geraldton, who in later life lived in an English backwater and, after writing a handful of extraordinary novels, gradually retreated from public life.