Grant, Bruce: Subtle Moments: Scenes on a Life’s Journey

Bruce Grant

Subtle Moments: Scenes on a Life’s Journey, Monash University Publishing, Melbourne, 2017

Veteran journalist and foreign affairs commentator writes about his long life and his views of the world. Bruce Grant was

Australian High Commissioner to India (1973–76), Consultant to the federal Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Gareth Evans, 1988–91, a member of the councils of Monash and Deakin universities, chairman of the Australia-Indonesia Institute, Australian Dance Theatre, and the Victorian Premier’s literary awards, and president of Melbourne’s International Film Festival, and the Spoleto Festival, which became the Melbourne Festival. Grant was an early advocate of the importance of Asia to Australia. With Gareth Evans he wrote Australia’s Foreign Relations in the World of the 1990s (1991), and his Indonesia (first published in 1964) remains a classic. (blurb)

Honest History’s Alison Broinowski reviews the book for Australian Book Review (paywall). The author talks with Geraldine Doogue on the ABC.

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