Writers on writers
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.
Titles in the series
On Shirley Hazzard: writers on writers
Author: Michelle de Kretser
Michelle de Kretser celebrates the precision and musicality of Shirley Hazzard’s prose, and illuminates the humour, humanity and revelatory impact of her work.
On David Malouf: writers on writers
Author: Nam Le
Nam Le reflects on the relationship between life and art, and the 'Australianness' of Malouf's work in this stunning essay on one of Australia's most acclaimed writers.
On JM Coetzee: writers on writers
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.
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.
- Listen to Christos Tsiolkas live at the Library in the Garret podcast.
- Watch a video of Christos Tsiolkas discussing his love affair with the works of Patrick White.
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.