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Cohen, Bernard

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1963-    ) US-born author, in Australia since his family moved there while he was an infant. Besides some mainstream work he wrote Snowdome (1998), a complex tale comparing, through parallel storylines, the congested noise-contaminated Sydney of 1998, and a Dystopian future in which Sydney has been depopulated, except for the sound of reproduced voices in museums, giving tourists a viewpoint on the dead past. The title refers to the underlying fakeness of all that is said, by those with the power to make utterances, about the real world. [JC]

Bernard Cohen

born Michigan: 1963


  • Snowdome (Sydney, New South Wales: Allen and Unwin, 1998) [pb/Matthew Scroope and Beth McKinlay]


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