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Rachel Cusk: Second Place

Fri 3 Sep, 8am

Available on demand from 8am, 3 Sep to midnight, 15 Sep

Rachel Cusk’s breakaway Outline trilogy was heralded as nothing short of a reinvention of the novel, unfolding across a series of conversations with a withholding narrator. Her newest work, Second Place, extends the themes of female fate and male privilege to encompass the murky link between art and evil. Cusk speaks with interviewer Sophie Black about a dazzling and psychologically exacting fable of human destiny and decline, and her prolific career at large.


1 hour


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Sophie Black is a journalist, writer and editor, and Head of Special Projects at the Wheeler Centre. Previously, she was editor-in-chief at Private Media and before that, editor of Crikey. She has delivered the Adelaide Festival of Ideas as director and is co-chair of the human rights publication Right Now.

Rachel Cusk is the author of the Outline trilogy, the memoirs A Life’s Work and Aftermath, and several other works of fiction and non-fiction, including her latest book Second Place. She is a Guggenheim fellow. She lives in Paris.

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