Writers on Writers: Readers of Australian LiteratureSun 7 May, 4.30pm
State Library Conversation Quarter
The 2023 Boisbouvier Conversation
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. Learn about the motivation behind the collection, how authors tackle the intimidating task of writing about their heroes, and what readers gain from having fresh light shone on past treasures.
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.
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Tony Birch is the author of three novels: The White Girl, winner of the 2020 NSW Premier’s Award for Indigenous Writing, and shortlisted for the 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Prize; Ghost River, winner of the 2016 Victo...
Kate Evans is the co-host of ABC Radio National's weekly literary review and interview program, The Bookshelf. She also contributes to other programs on the network, and regularly hosts interviews at writers' festivals. ...
Chris Feik is senior publisher at Black Inc. and editor of Quarterly Essay. He is commissioning editor of the Writers on Writers series. He is co-editor of the book The Words That Made Australia.
Nam Le's first book, The Boat, received the Australian Prime Minister's Literary Award, the Melbourne Prize (Best Writing Award), the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award, among oth...