Romulus, My Father

Passion, deceit and tragedy

Romulus, My Father
THIS EXTRAORDINARY MEMOIR HAS been an enduring hit since its publication in 1998, when it won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award. It’s the remarkable story of Romulus Gaita, who fled his native Yugoslavia when he was just 13. At the end of the Second World War, he came to Australia with his wife Christine and their four year old son, Raimond. Their struggle for survival in the face of a strange country and heart-breaking tragedy is told with a poignancy and simplicity that has captivated thousands of readers.

While sometimes exploring the most turbulent aspects of human life, it is ultimately a story of a father and son, and of enduring lessons that can be passed on even in the most difficult circumstances.

The book has been made into an equally enthralling film starring Eric Bana and directed by Richard Roxburgh.


About the Author

Raimond Gaita

Raimond Gaita is Professor of Moral Philosophy at King’s College, University of London; Foundation Professor of Philosophy at Australian Catholic University and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. His books have been published in many languages. They include: Good and Evil: An Absolute Conception, Romulus, My Father, A Common Humanity, The Philosopher’s Dog, Why The War was Wrong (as editor and contributor) and, Breach of Trust: Truth, Morality and Politics (Quarterly Essay 16).

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