Author(s): Henry Lawson; Oslo Davis (Illustrator)
Henry Lawson is one of Australia's best-known writers and poets. His short stories such as 'The Drover's Wife' and 'The Loaded Dog' are colourful chronicles of the hardships, struggles and triumphs of Australian bush life at the turn of the nineteenth century. Known as 'The Poet of the People', Lawson captured, with gritty realism, the lives of everyday Australians trying to survive in the harsh outback. His short stories and poems are filled with humour and warmth, even as they detail battles with drought and poverty. Though sometimes bleak, his stories never lose sight of the resilience of the Australian spirit. This beautifully illustrated collection of Lawmen's work is presented in chronological order and spans the entire career of one of Australia's master storytellers. Book jacket.
Oslo Davis is an illustrator and cartoonist living in Melbourne. He has drawn for various publications worldwide, including the New York Times, Meanjin, The Age, The Big Issue, Sleepers Almanac, Desktop Magazine, Australian Book Review and Art Gallery Guide. Oslo Davis draws cartoons for the Age, as well as a weekly cartoon called Overheard in the Sunday Age. In 2011 Oslo was a Walkley Award finalist in the cartoon category. Oslo also completed a number of drawings for the Golden Plains music festivals, for NGV Australia and for the Melbourne Immigration Museum. In 2012 he wrote, directed and drew a short animation titled Melbhattan.