Writers on writers

Price: $17.99
Publisher: Black Inc. in association with the University of Melbourne and State Library Victoria

Writers on writers is a series of six short books in which leading authors reflect on an Australian writer who has inspired and influenced them.

Provocative, crisp and written from a practitioner's perspective, the series starts a fresh conversation between past and present, and writer and reader. It sheds light on the craft of writing, and introduces some intriguing and talented authors and their work.

Current titles

On JM Coetzee: writers on writers (available from October)
Author: Ceridwen Dovey

Ceridwen Dovey draws on her own personal history to explore the Nobel Prize–winner’s work, while also tracing the intellectual heritage that has been passed from mother to daughter.

  • Come along to the book launch on 4 October to hear Laura Jean McKay in conversation with Ceridwen Dovey.

On Patrick White: writers on writers
Author: Christos Tsiolkas

Christos Tsiolkas spent a year of 'discovery and rediscovery' reading Patrick White. In this passionate and original book, he shows how the Nobel Prize winner's work still speaks to us.

On Kate Jennings: writers on writers
Author: Erik Jensen

Award-winning writer Erik Jensen plunges the reader into the world of acclaimed novelist, poet and pioneering feminist Kate Jennings.

On John Marsden: writers on writers
Author: Alice Pung

In this fascinating book, Alice Pung writes about one of her deep influences – the much-loved John Marsden.

Readings discounted bundle

On Patrick White by Christos Tsiolkas, On Kate Jennings by Erik Jensen and On John Marsden by Alice Pung – buy all three books for $40 (save nearly $14).

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