Australia Day Honours

The field of Literature didn't fare terribly well in this year's Australia Day honours, with only Alan Hopgood being awarded Member (AM) in the General Division. He was cited: "For service to the performing arts as actor, playwright and producer, and to the community through raising awareness of men's health issues." Hopgood is probably best known for the plays "And the Big Men Fly", "For Better or Worse" and "The Carer"; the film scripts for "Alvin Purple", "Alvin Purple Rides Again" and "The True Story of Eskimo Nell"; and for television scripts for such series as "Blue Heelers" and "Neighbours". He has just completed a play based on the war-time diaries of Weary Dunlop, titled "Weary".

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