Fairyland

Elliott, Sumner Locke

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Fairyland charts the life of Seaton Daly, an aspiring writer coming to terms with his homosexuality in the repressive atmosphere of Sydney during the 1930s and '40s. Lonely and naive, Daly dreams of escaping to the "promised land" of the United States.

An intimate, affecting, sometimes harrowing portrayal of a lifelong search for love.

About the Author: Sumner Locke Elliott was born in Sydney in 1917. His mother died the day after his birth, and the boy was raised by his aunts.

Elliott wrote his first play when he was twelve, and while he was still at school joined Sydney’s Independent Theatre. In 1942 he was drafted and served out much of the war as a typist in remote parts of Australia. But he was besotted with the theatre and with play writing. He found success after the war with plays including Rusty Bugles and Invisible Circus.

Elliott went to the United States in 1948. Three years later his play Buy Me Blue Ribbons premiered on Broadway. He launched a prominent career writing plays for the television networks, and based himself in New York. He became an American citizen in 1955 and did not visit Australia again until 1974.

Careful, He Might Hear You was Elliott’s debut novel. It won Australia's highest literary honour, the Miles Franklin Award, in 1963, was translated into a number of languages and became an international bestseller. In 1983 it was made into an outstanding film directed by Carl Schultz, starring Wendy Hughes, Robyn Nevin and Nicholas Gledhill.

Elliott wrote ten novels in all. He won the Patrick White Literary Award in 1977. After a lifetime of concealing his homosexuality, he spent his final years living with his partner Whitfield Cook. Sumner Locke Elliott died in New York City in 1991.
Dennis Altman is a professorial fellow in human security at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. His publications include the groundbreaking Homosexual: Oppression and Liberation (1972) and, more recently, Gore Vidal’s America and 51st State? His latest book is The End of the Homosexual?

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