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Name  David Brooks
Role  Commentator

Children  Aaron Brooks
TV shows  The Look for Less
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Spouse  Sarah Brooks (m. 1986–2014)
Education  University of Chicago, Radnor High School
Books  The Road to Character, The Social Animal, Bobos in Paradise: The New, On Paradise Drive: Ho, Right Livelihood
Similar People  Mark Shields, William Kristol, Maureen Dowd, Charles Krauthammer, Ta‑Nehisi Coates

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David Gordon Brooks (born 12 January 1953 in Canberra) is an Australian poet, novelist and essayist.


He graduated from the Australian National University in 1974. In 1975 he left Australia for postgraduate study in Canada. He completed his Ph.D from the University of Toronto after returning to Australia in 1981 while teaching at the Royal Military College, Duntroon, Canberra. In 1982 he began teaching at the University of Western Australia in Perth, where he met the poet Nicolette Stasko, who became his partner for the next twenty years. In 1986 he returned to the Australian National University as a lecturer, a post he held for the next four years. From 1991 until 2013 he taught Australian Literature at the University of Sydney, and from 1999 until 2013 was Director of its postgraduate writing program. He married the Slovenian translator and photographer Teja Pribac in 2005.

He is a co-editor, along with Elizabeth McMahon, for Southerly, Australia's oldest literary magazine.

His novel The Fern Tattoo was shortlisted for the 2008 Miles Franklin Award.

He is a vegan.

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