This is an elegant and resonant story of change and the loss of innocence set in post-war Melbourne. This is the story of one evening in the lives of the residents of a new outer suburb. As a mighty steam train leaves Spencer Street Station, a group of neighbours gather to celebrate a young girl's engagement...
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Steven Carroll was born in Melbourne and grew up in Glenroy. He went to La Trobe University and taught English in high schools before playing in bands in the 1970s. After leaving the music scene he began writing as a playwright and became the theatre critic for The Sunday Age. His novels The Art of the Engine Driver and The Gift of Speed were both shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award. In 2008, The Time We Have Taken won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book, South-East Asia and South Pacific region as well as the 2008 Miles Franklin Award, Australia's most prestigious literary prize. He has recently given up his lecturing post at RMIT to write full time and lives in Brunswick, Victoria.
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