Search - List of Books by Robin Gerster
Robin Gerster is an Australian author and academic. He is a Professor at the School of English, Communications and Performance Studies at Monash University. His major fields of expertise are the cultural histories of war and travel. As a postgraduate, he won the Australian War Memorial's inaugural C.E.W. Bean Scholarship, for his research project on the heroic theme in Australian war writing. The PhD-thesis which emerged from this research was subsequently published asBig-noting: The Heroic Theme in Australian War Writing, which remains the landmark study in its field. In 1988, it won the prestigious Age-Book of the Year Award in the non-fiction category.In the 1990s he held the Chair in Australian Studies at the University of Tokyo - an experience which led to the controversial travel book, 'Legless in Ginza: Orientating Japan' (1999). His book, 'Travels in Atomic Sunshine: Australia and the Occupation of Japan', won the New South Wales Premier's Prize for Australian History in 2008.
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