Robert Drewe was born in Melbourne. He grew up and was educated in Western Australia where he took up journalism with the West Australian in 1961.

He was literary editor for the Australian from 1971 to 1974. He won the Walkley Award (Australia's highest such award) for journalism in 1976 and 1981.

He currently lives in Sydney.

Pieces by Robert Drewe

The water person and the tree person
Edition 19: Re-imagining Australia

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