Author(s): Gerald Murnane
Inland (1989) is a dispersed, sprawling narrative, a set of texts interlocked by a myriad of narratives, a work that could be described as postmodern for its intricate examination of meaning. It challenges our interpretations of space and time, as if we were looking in another way, not out to the glistening ocean surrounding our island, perhaps, but inland, where dreams are real. Gerald Murnane was born in Melbourne in 1939. From 1960 to 1973, he worked as a teacher and developed educational publications. He published his first novel in 1974. In 1980, he became a lecturer, whilst continuing to write. Gerald won the FAW Barbara Ramsden Award for Velvet Waters in 1991. He received the Patrick White Literary Award in 1999. He currently lives in Melbourne.