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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 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 Tim Winton: writers on writers

Author: Geraldine Brooks

In a beautifully written personal essay, Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Geraldine Brooks offers readers brilliant insights into the work of one of Australia’s greatest living writers, Tim Winton.

On Thomas Keneally: writers on writers

Author: Stan Grant

Journalist Stan Grant weaves literary criticism, philosophy and memoir to re-examine Keneally’s novel The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith, raising questions about identity, modernity and storytelling.

On Beverley Farmer: writers on writers

Author: Josephine Rowe

Fellow novelist and short-story writer Josephine Rowe celebrates Beverley Farmer’s work and reflects on the themes of restlessness, desire and homecoming in her writing.

On Robyn Davidson: writers on writers

Author: Richard Cooke

Acclaimed critic and journalist Richard Cooke explores Robyn Davidson’s relationship with place and freedom, and her singular presence in Australian letters.

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.

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.