Angela Kingston

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My book Oscar Wilde as a Character in Victorian Fiction (Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2007) documents how Oscar Wilde was appropriated as a fictional character by no less than thirty-two of his friends and contemporaries. Much is revealed about Wilde’s complex relationships with such authors as Joseph Conrad, Arthur Conan Doyle, Henry James, George Bernard Shaw and Bram Stoker.

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‘A writer is someone who has 
taught his mind to misbehave.’

Oscar Wilde


Oscar Wilde’s Irish childhood is a fascinating subject I’ve explored in my novel manuscript Beyond the Dark River. Two traumatic episodes had a profound effect on the celebrated author’s life and writing: the childhood death of his sister Isola and the Travers vs Wilde libel trial, in which Wilde’s parents were sued by his father’s intimate Mary Travers.

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Dear Miss Blyton is my  novel-in-progress, about Enid Blyton’s influence on Australian readers.


#Radelaide is an anthology of stories written by Adelaide High School students, produced during my stint as Writer in Residence. I’ve edited the book, published by the SA Writers Centre.

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interview with student writers Chelsea and Zack

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