A Woman of the Future, first published in 1979, was David Ireland’s best-selling sixth novel and his third to win the Miles Franklin Award.
An imaginative tour de force, it is the story of the young life of Anthea Hunt—from conception to sexual awakening. It is controversial and brilliant, and unlike anything else in Australian literature
‘Immense originality, wit and gritty wisdom…David Ireland has reached the top.’ Patrick White
‘Remarkable…an extraordinary memoire of adolescence’ New York Times
‘A brilliant, often mind-blowing excursion…the sexual scenes here are as deliberately shocking as any recent fiction.’ Sunday Review
‘Superlative powers of observation…a very rewarding read.’ Manning Clark