Guide to the Papers of Damien Broderick


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Manuscript Name Papers of Damien Broderick
Manuscript Number MSS 73
Last Updated March 2007
Extent 42cm (3 boxes)
Location Academy Library, UNSW Canberra
Abstract Science fiction writer. Typescript of "The dreaming dragons" and drafts of other stories

Collection Subject Type

Literary

Scope and Content

The collection comprises drafts of The dreaming dragons : a time opera (1980), The Judas mandala (1982) and The black grail (1986).

Date Range of Content

1980-1986

Biographical Note

Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damien_Broderick

Damien Francis Broderick was born in Melbourne, Victoria on 22 April 1944. He graduated with a B.A. from Monash University in 1966, and received a Ph.D. from Deakin University in 1989. He has been awarded many fellowships and writing grants and was Writer-in-residence at Deakin University in 1986. His work has been widely published and anthologised in Australian and overseas publications and adapted for radio.

Damien Broderick is a novelist, editor, reviewer and Associate of the Department of English and Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne. He is best known for his science fiction novels and short stories for children, young adults and adults. He has also written several non-fiction books on post-structuralist theory and the scientific realist world view.

Broderick has received the following awards for his work:
Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships, Literature Board Fellowship, 2003
Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction, Convenors' Award, 2001: shortlisted. Note: for editing Earth is but a star
Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction, Science Fiction Division, Best Novel, 2002: winner for Transcension
Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction, Science Fiction Division, Best Short Story, 2000: winner for Infinite monkey
Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction, Science Fiction Division, Best Novel, 1999: shortlisted for The book of revelation
Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction, Young Adult Division, Best Novel, 1999: shortlisted for Stuck in fast forward
Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction, Science Fiction Section, Best Novel, 1997: winner for The white abacus
Australian Science Fiction Achievement Awards, Best Australian Long Fiction, 1989 for Striped holes
Australian Science Fiction Achievement Awards, 1985: winner for Transmitters : an imaginary documentary, 1969-84
Australian Science Fiction Achievement Awards, 1981: winner for The dreaming dragons : a time opera
John W. Campbell Memorial Award, 1981: second for The dreaming dragons : a time opera

References:
Hyperdreams : Damien Broderick's space/time fiction by Russell Blackford (1998)
AustLit Australian Literature Gateway database, July 2004.

 

Administrative Information

 

Access and Copying Conditions

Access: Check with Curator

Copying: Check with Curator

Preferred Citation

Papers of Damien Broderick, Academy Library, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, Box [Number], Folder [Number].

Provenance

The collection was acquired by the Library from Damien Broderick in 1988.

 

Subject Keywords

 

Subjects

Science fiction, Australian science fiction, Australian authors

Personal Names

Damien Broderick 1944-

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Authors

 

Container List

 

Box 1

Folder 1-3
The dreaming dragons : a time opera - annotated typescript drafts

Folder 4
The Judas mandala - annotated typescript draft

 

Box 2

Folder 5-8
The Judas mandala - annotated typescript drafts

Folder 9
The black grail - annotated typescript drafts

 

Box 3

Folder 10-11
The black grail - annotated typescript drafts