Books about Down Under
February 7, 2008 4:42 AM Subscribe
Can anyone reccomend good books, or documentaries, about Australia (history, culture, politics) written by people from outside Australia?
posted by Jimbob to writing & language (11 answers total)
I'm interested in how we look from an international perspective - not from people who've spent a significant part of their lives here, or ex-pats, but people who are really writing from the outside, or who have only visited for a short time and grabbed a glance at the place.
Academic or humorous, either would be good. I've read Chatwin's "Songlines", enjoyed Bill Bryson's efforts, and even Billy Connolly's touring TV show was pretty good. What else is there that people can reccomend?