OSBORNE, Charles. British (born Australia), b. 1927. Genres: Novellas/ Short stories, Poetry, Literary criticism and history, Music, Biography, Translations. Career: Opera Critic, Jewish Chronicle, London. Member of the Editorial Bds., Opera and Annual Register. Assistant Ed., London Magazine, 1958-66; Assistant Director, 1966-71, and Literature Director, 1971-86, Arts Council of Great Britain. Drama Critic, Daily Telegraph, London 1986-91. Publications: (with B. Brophy and M. Levey) Fifty Works of English Literature We Could Do Without, 1967; Kafka, 1967; Swansong, 1968; The Complete Operas of Verdi, 1969; Ned Kelly, 1970; The Concert Song Companion, 1974, Wagner and His World, 1977; Verdi, 1978; The Complete Operas of Mozart, 1978; W.H. Auden: The Life of a Poet, 1979; The Complete Operas of Puccini, 1981; (trans.) The Round Dance and Other Plays, by Schnitzler, 1982; The Life and Crimes of Agatha Christie, 1982; The World Theatre of Wagner, 1982; The Dictionary of Opera, 1983; Letter to W.H. Auden and Other Poems, 1984; Schubert and His Vienna, 1985; Giving It Away, 1986; Verdi: A Life in the Theatre, 1987; The Complete Operas of Richard Strauss, 1988; The Complete Operas of Wagner, 1990; The Bel Canto Operas, 1994; The Pink Danube: A Novel, 1999. EDITOR: Australian Stories of Today, 1961; Opera 66, 1966; Australia and New Zealand, 1970; (and trans.) Letters of Verdi, 1971; The Dictionary of Composers, 1977. Address: c/o John Johnson Ltd, 45 Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0HT, England.