Three Dog Night (novel)

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Three Dog Night
Author Peter Goldsworthy
Country Australia
Language English
Genre Novel
Publisher Viking Press, Australia
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 341 pp
ISBN 0-670-89398-6
OCLC 54104048
823/.914 22
LC Class PR9619.3.G58 T49 2003
Preceded byKeep It Simple, Stupid
Followed byEverything I Knew: A Novel

Three Dog Night is a 2003 novel by Australian author Peter Goldsworthy.

Australia Country in Oceania

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 25 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

Peter David Goldsworthy AM is an Australian writer and medical practitioner. He has won awards for his short stories, poetry, novels, and opera libretti.


Dramatic adaptation

In 2008 Petra Kalive adapted this novel for the stage. Its first production was directed by Andrew Gray at Two Blue Cherries Theatre Company at fortyfivedownstairs in Melbourne from 14–25 May 2008. [1]

fortyfivedownstairs is a not-for-profit theatre and gallery in Melbourne, Australia. Located on the lower floors of a brick nineteenth century building in Flinders Lane, it showcases independent visual art, theatre and music.


The Colin Roderick Award is presented annually by the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies at Queensland's James Cook University for "the best book published in Australia which deals with any aspect of Australian life". It was first presented in 1967 and has a prize of A$20,000. Starting in 1980, the H. T. Priestley Memorial Medal has also been bestowed upon the award winner.

The New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards, also known as the NSW Premier's Literary Awards, were first awarded in 1979. They are among the richest literary awards in Australia. Notable prizes include the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry, and the Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction.

The Queensland Premier's Literary Awards was an Australian literary award inaugurated in 1999 and disestablished in 2012. It was a leading literary award within Australia, with $225,000 in prize money over 14 categories making it one of Australia's richest prizes, top categories offered up to $25,000 for 1st prize.

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