The White Earth
|Publisher||Allen & Unwin, Australia|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
|LC Class||PR9619.3.M3234 W47 2004|
The stage version, adapted by McGahan and Shaun Charles, premiered at Brisbane's La Boite Theatre in February–March 2009.
Dedication: For my parents, whose life this isn't.
Author's note: This is a work of fiction. While the Darling Downs are real enough, the northern parts of the region do not exist as described here. This story is not meant to portray any actual place, person or event.
- Festival Awards for Literature (SA), Dymocks Booksellers Award for Fiction, 2006: shortlisted
- International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, 2006: longlisted
- Commonwealth Writers Prize, South East Asia and South Pacific Region, Best Book, 2005: winner
- Miles Franklin Literary Award, 2005: winner
- The Age Book of the Year Award, Fiction Prize, 2004: winner
- Queensland Premier's Literary Awards, Best Fiction Book, 2004: shortlisted
- The Courier-Mail Book of the Year Award, 2004: winner
|Awards and achievements|
The Great Fire
|Miles Franklin Award recipient
The Ballad of Desmond Kale
La Boite Theatre Company, Brisbane, Australia.
23 February-21 March 2009
Adapted and Directed by Shaun Charles and Andrew McGahan
Designer Greg Clarke
Lighting Designer David Walters
Sound Designer/Composer Guy Webster
Cinematic Design Markwell Presents
Cast Stace Callaghan, Dan Eady, Penny Everingham, Kathryn Marquet, Veronica Neave, Anthony Phelan & Steven Tandy
- La Boite's website with Production Information
- La Boite brings Andrew McGahan's White Earth to life
- Warped Soul in a Harsh Land - Interview with leading actor
- Gothic Drama Makes for an Epic Feast - Review of Stage Production.
- La Boite's White Earth Stretches to Mythic Proportions - Review of Stage Production.
- Australian Stage - Review of stage production
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