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Writers on Writers: Ceridwen Dovey on JM Coetzee

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Ceridwen Dovey and Laura Jean McKay
04 October 2018, 7:00pm8:15pm
Location Village Roadshow Theatrette
via Entry 3, La Trobe Street
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

Join Laura Jean McKay in conversation with author Ceridwen Dovey, discussing her new book, On JM Coetzee, the fourth book in the Writers on Writers series, in which leading writers reflect on another Australian writer who has inspired and influenced them.

From South Africa to Australia, Ceridwen Dovey draws on family history to explore the Nobel Prize-winning writer’s work, tracing an intellectual heritage that has been passed from mother to daughter

Also see a superb selection of Coetzee first editions from the Library’s Graham and Anita Anderson Collection, donated by Judge Graham Anderson. 

Writers on Writers
is a collaboration between independent publisher Black Inc., the University of Melbourne and State Library Victoria.

About the author
Ceridwen Dovey was born in South Africa and grew up between South Africa and Australia. Her debut novel, Blood Kin, was published in 15 countries and shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Award. Her second book, Only the animals, won the inaugural 2014 Readings New Australian Writing Award, and her new novel, In the garden of the fugitives, was published earlier this year. She writes non-fiction regularly for and The Monthly, and lives in Sydney.

About the host
Laura Jean McKay is the author of Holiday in Cambodia and has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Melbourne.

Books in the series
On JM Coetzee, Ceridwen Dovey (available in October)
On Patrick White, Christos Tsiolkas
On John Marsden, Alice Pung
On Kate Jennings, Erik Jensen
On David Malouf, by Nam Le (forthcoming)
On Shirley Hazzard, Michelle de Kretser (forthcoming)