Name Barry Oakley
Children Berry Duane Oakley
|Born Barry Kingham Oakley
24 February 1931 (age 84)
Melbourne, Australia (1931-02-24) |
Education Christian Brothers College, St Kilda
Alma mater University of Melbourne
Died November 11, 1972, Macon, Georgia, United States
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Barry Kingham Oakley (born 24 February 1931) is an Australian writer.
Born in Melbourne, Oakley was educated at Christian Brothers College, St Kilda, and the University of Melbourne. He was a secondary school teacher in Victoria from 1955 to 1962, and also lectured in humanities at RMIT University in 1963. He worked as an advertising copywriter and for the Department of Overseas Trade before his first novel, A Wild Ass of a Man, was published in 1967. He was joint winner of the Captain Cook Bicentenary Literary Award for his 1971 novel Let's Hear it for Prendergast. His early plays were performed at La Mama Theatre in Carlton.
From 1988 to 1997, Oakley was literary editor of The Australian newspaper.