About the book
Sydney has always been the sexiest and most gaudy of our cities. In this book, the third in a series in which leading Australian authors write about their hometowns, novelist Delia Falconer conjures up its sandstone, humidity, and jacarandas. It is a slightly unreal place, haunted by a past that it has never quite grasped, or come to terms with. Here, Falconer twines the stories of the people that have made Sydney the twenty-first century city it is today. Mad clergymen, amateur astronomers, Indigenous weather experts, crims and victims, photographers and artists: their stories are surprising, funny, and moving.
About the author
Delia Falconer is the author of two novels, the bestselling The Service of Clouds, shortlisted for major literary awards including the Miles Franklin Award, and The Lost Thoughts of Soldiers and Selected Stories, shortlisted among other awards for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. Sydney was winner of the Nib: CAL Waverley Award in 2012 and was shortlisted for various major awards, such as the Prime Minister's Literary Awards. She is also the editor of The Penguin Book of the Road (2008) and Best Australian Stories (2008 and 2009). Delia is now a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at UTS.