Chester Eagle ( 10 October 1933- 6 May 2021) wrote novels (Four Faces Wobbly Mirror, 1974 and Wainwrights’ Mountain, 1997), essays (Benedictus 2006), portraits of Australian life (Hail and
Farewell: an evocation of Gippsland, 1971; Mapping the Paddocks, 1984; and Play Together, Dark Blue Twenty, 1985), and much more besides, including several collections of opera librettos (Love in the Age of Wings and The Sun King ). His earlier books were published by Heinemann, Wren, McPhee Gribble and Harper Collins. More recently he has published privately under the on-line Trojan Press imprint.