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Podcast: Writers on Writers: Readers of Australian Literature

The 2023 Boisbouvier Conversation

What is literature for? 

The Writers on Writers series has become an indispensable fixture in the literary calendar, with leading authors penning their reflections on Australian writers who have inspired and influenced them.

One of the most loved and talked about sessions of the 2023 festival, enjoy this discussion about what readers gain from having fresh light shone on past treasures; the importance of having generous and compassionate conversations; and whether we can be optimistic about the future of Australian literature. 

Hear from Black Inc publisher Chris Feik; contributor to the series, Nam Le (On David Malouf); and ABC Radio National’s The Bookshelf host Kate Evans as they chat with the Boisbouvier Chair in Australian Literature, author Tony Birch.

Recorded live at Melbourne Writers Festival 2023 

This event was proudly supported by the Faculty of Arts, The University of Melbourne


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