George Johnston and My Father

George Johnston was born on this day, July 20th, in 1912 in Malvern Victoria. Johnston was the author of such major Australian works as My Brother Jack, Clean Straw for Nothing and A Cartload of Hay, the first two of which won the Miles Franklin Award. Johnston died in 1970. This day is also the anniversary of man's first landing on the moon, the birthday of Francesco Petrarch (Italian poet, 1304), Augustin Daly (American playwright, 1838), Thomas Berger (American writer, 1924), Cormac McCarthy (American writer, 1933), and Uwe Johnson (German writer, 1934). And also my father, Brian Middlemiss (1930). Happy birthday to one and all.

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