Dorothy Porter

Dorothy Porter

Melbourne, Victoria

Eminent Australian poet. A rare proponent of the verse novel. Winner of The Age Book of the Year for poetry, and the National Book Council Award, for her verse novel The Monkey's Mask. She was awarded the Christopher Brennan Award for lifetime achievement in poetry in 2001. Died of breast cancer, 2008.

Mystery, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Suspense, Thriller & Suspense


This is a recreation of the life of Akhenaten, Nefertiti's husband, which tells the story of his reign from 1378 to 1362 BC. In spite of attempts to eradicate all traces of his reign, enough exists to tell a story of incest, heresy, androgyny and a massive cult of personality.

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