The art of biography

The author stays out of the picture, and other personal rules of writing

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Patrick White. © John Lamb / Fairfax

About the author David Marr

David Marr is a writer and journalist. He is the author of the award-winning Patrick White: A Life, Quarterly Essay 38, ‘Power Trip’, and co-author of Dark Victory. He has been a reporter with Four Corners and the host of Media Watch.