Fact versus fiction: Australian novel in prize furor

Kent, Jacqueline
October 1995
Publishers Weekly;10/16/1995, Vol. 242 Issue 42, p14
Trade Publication
Reports on the fact-versus-fiction controversy in Australia concerning the novel `The Hand That Signed the Paper,' by Helen Demidenko, also known as Helen Darville. Author's claim that the novel was partly autobiographical and factual; Dispute over the book's receipt of the Miles Franklin Award in 1995; Revelation that Demidenko was not a Ukrainian as she has claimed; Author's perceived anti-Semitism.


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