He holds a very special place in Australia’s literary history. And remains a source of immense pride to all Ashgrovians.
Andrew McGahan (1983) won the prestigious Vogel Literary Award for his sensational debut novel, ‘Praise’ (1992). The best seller was followed by several other award winning books and screenplays culminating in the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the Age Book of the Year, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and Courier Mail Book the Year for the brilliant ‘The White Earth’ (2004). A genius.
The ninth of 10 children from Dalby, the McGahans were part of the fabric of the Ashgrove boarding house for many years. All Old boys pass on their thoughts to Andrew’s partner, Leisje, to John (1975), Tim (1976), Peter (1979), Marty (1981) and Philip (1986) and to the extended McGahan family.
May perpetual light shine upon Andrew. Viriliter age !