Surreal Talk Sun 11 Sep, 4.30pm
The new novels of Australian writers Rhett Davis and Shaun Prescott resist neat definition, exploring the surreal and absurd peculiarities of modern life with dispatches from people and places intimately familiar with catastrophe. Davis’s debut Hovering has been described as ‘in the mould of Jennifer Egan or AM Homes’ (The Guardian), while Prescott’s Bon and Lesley has been likened to ‘a seance for Kafka, Walser and Calvino’ (Catherine Lacey). They discuss their form-shifting stories with Ellen Cregan.
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