Denise Varney wins AUHE prize

Patrick White's Theatre

November 2022:

Congratulations to Professor Denise Varney for winning the Australian University Heads of English Prize in Literary Scholarship for her book Patrick White's Theatre: Australian Modernism on Stage, 1960-2018 (Sydney University Press, 2021).

In their report, the judges commented the "meticulously researched, insightful and engaging book" , and its "innovative approach enables Varney to show how changing responses to the content and form of White’s plays correspond to changing social and aesthetic attitudes in Australian society."

You can read more in the AUHE judges' report here.

An interview with Denise about the book is available here.