Our Man Elsewhere by Thornton McCamish | Black Inc.

Our Man Elsewhere: In Search of Alan Moorehead

Awards for Our Man Elsewhere

  • Shortlisted, 2018 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature
  • Winner, 2017 Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction at the NSW Premier's Literary Awards
  • Longlisted, 2016 Walkley Book Awards
  • Shortlisted, 2017 Prime Minister's Literary Awards

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About the author

Thornton McCamish

Thornton McCamish is a freelance journalist and writer. He was editor of the Big Issue (Australia) magazine from 1996 to 1999. His book Supercargo: A Journey Among Ports (2002) was published by Lonely Planet. Thornton received a 2013 …

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Praise for Our Man Elsewhere

‘[McCamish] succeeds beautifully: Our Man Elsewhere is crammed with anecdote and shrewd observation, with the kind of detail and ruminative digression that conventional biographers might consider trivial or irrelevant … [it] is such a good book that I’m hard put to find anything wrong with it.’ —Inside Story

‘This is one of those rare biographies that will keep you transfixed right to the very last pages, even though in this instance, they are scorchingly sad.’ —Country Style

‘McCamish’s triumph is to apply Moorehead’s own relentless curiosity to his subject, and add a modern prism to the man and his work. McCamish’s writing is elegant, frosted in fresh insights … marvellous.’ —Herald Sun

‘A detailed, involving and very readable look at the life of a flawed man with a large appetite for life.’ —Books+Publishing

‘Full-hearted, free-striding – this is a book that sings.’ —Helen Garner