Guide to the Papers of Rory Barnes
|Manuscript Name||Papers of Rory Barnes|
|Manuscript Number||MSS 55|
|Last Updated||July 2004|
|Extent||34cm (3 boxes, 1 folio)|
|Location||Academy Library, UNSW Canberra|
|Abstract||Typescripts of "Valencies" and "Bomb-monger's daughter". Correspondence, scrapbooks|
Scope and Content
The collection comprises correspondence, drafts, reviews and other writings.
Date Range of Content
Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rory_Barnes
Keith Rory Barnes was born in London, England on the 11 March 1946. As a child, he lived in Africa, England and Norway before emigrating to Sydney with his family in 1956. He attended schools in Sydney and Canberra and graduated from Monash University with a B.A. (Hons).
Barnes has worked as a teacher, academic, book reviewer, farm hand, publisher's reader and freelance writer. In 1976-1977 he held the Australian Fellowship at the Creative Writing Centre, Stanford University and has been awarded a Literature Board Senior Fellowship.
Barnes has received the following awards for his work:
Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction, Young Adult Division, Best Novel, 2000: shortlisted for Horsehead soup
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 Horsehead man
Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction, Young Adult Division, Best Novel, 1999: shortlisted for Stuck in fast forward.
Rory Barnes is the author and co-author of several books including:
Teacher learning edited by Gwyneth Dow; with contributions from Rory Barnes ... [et al.] (1982)
Valencies co-written with Damien Broderick (1983)
The bomb-monger's daughter (1984)
Water from the moon co-written with James Birrell (1989)
Zones co-written with Damien Broderick (1997)
'Horsehead trilogy' including: Horsehead boy (1998), Horsehead man (1999) and Horsehead soup (2000)
The book of revelation co-written with Damien Broderick (1999)
Stuck in fast forward Damien Broderick and Rory Barnes (1999)
The hunger of time co-written with Damien Broderick, eReads (2003).
Rory Barnes Web home page (users.bigpond.net.au/rory.barnes/ 7/1/04)
AustLit Australian Literature Gateway database, July 2004.
Access and Copying Conditions
Access: Check with Curator
Copying: Check with Curator
Papers of Rory Barnes, Academy Library, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, Box [Number], Folder [Number].
The collection was acquired by the Library from Rory Barnes in three consignments, 1988, 1992 and 1994.
Authors, Australian authors
Rory Barnes 1946-
Valencies - correspondence, contract and reviews, 1982-1986
'Gulf stream' - annotated typescript draft, 263 p., 1971-1973. This is the original novel used by Damien Broderick to write Valencies. Some of the material not used in Valencies was used in Transmitters : an imaginary documentary, 1969-1984 by Broderick (1984)
The bomb-monger's daughter - correspondence, contract and reviews, 1981-1987
The bomb-monger's daughter - notebook and sequence of events, 1979-1980
The bomb-monger's daughter - page proofs
Water from the moon co-written with James Birrell - correspondence, book and film contracts, reader's report, editor's comments, reviews and promotional material, 1987-1991
Water from the moon - research material: report by James Birrell to the World Bank, annotated by Rory Barnes entitled 'Screening economic feasibility and derailed engineering for transmigration settlements in Central Sumatra' (July 1983), 222 p.
Water from the moon - annotated 1st typescript draft, 155 p., 21-22 March 1986
Water from the moon - typescript draft of final edited version with deleted material and publisher's instructions
Book reviews by Barnes of Australian books for Adelaide's Radio 5UV radio programs Authors Proof and Writers' Radio, together with a typescript index, 1983-1991
Correspondence with Barnes and Julia Blackburn regarding the Australian research for Blackburn's book entitled Daisy Bates in the desert (1994), together with research transcripts by Barnes, 10 June 1991 - 11 July 1994
Photocopy of Barnes' scrapbook containing book reviews by Barnes, book reviews of his novels and pieces of freelance journalism