Apollo Bay Radio

Australian Writing: Landscape and Identity

September 27, 2016

Lee Kelly and Tony Webber join Bryan Dwyer to discuss some of their favourite Australian writing, particularly about the environment and identity: M Clarke The Term of His Natural Life, the rivalry between Lawson's realism and Paterson's romanticism, David Malouf's exploration of people caught up in historical events; Norman Lindsay's "food and fighting" in The Magic Pudding, George Johnston's re-writing of The Anzac Legend in My Brother Jack, Tim Winton and Robert Drewe's affection for the Western Australian landscape in Cloudstreet and The Shark Net, The Road From Coorain by Jill Kerr Conway and M L Stedman's The Light Between The Oceans. 

Coming up on The Book Show: the "coming of age" novel and masculinity in literature.