David Foster (1924 words)

  • Narelle Shaw (University of Tasmania)

David Foster was born in Katoomba in the Blue Mountains to Sydney's west in 1944. His father, George Foster, whom he met only once, was a vaudeville, radio and later television comedian; his mother, Pam, was an actress. In an occasional address “Red Band Adventures” (1999), taking a sardonic cue from Germaine Greer's comment that the Australian accent is best suited to low farce, Foster identifies himself as “a low farceur”. “I never intended to be one when I started, but my father was a low farceur and so there exists a schism between what I write and what I would like to write, what I would be and what I am” (8). The statement is one of several made over the years in which Foster concedes the genetic nature of his …

Shaw, Narelle. "David Foster". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 03 May 2003
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=1597, accessed 21 October 2016.]

Articles on Foster's works

  1. In the New Country
  2. Moonlite
  3. The Glade within the Grove
  4. The Pure Land