Australian literature

Richard Flanagan’s The Living Sea of Waking Dreams

Tony Hughes-d’Aeth, University of Western Australia Review: Richard Flanagan, The Living Sea of Waking Dreams (Penguin Random House, 2020) The Living Sea of Waking Dreams, Richard Flanagan’s eighth novel, is one of a slew of novels one expects to emerge… Continue Reading →

The Yield

By Tara June Winch One I was born on Ngurambang – can you hear it? – Ngu–ram–bang. If you say it right it hits the back of your mouth and you should taste blood in your words. Every person around should learn the word… Continue Reading →

Kylie Tennant’s hut: Bushfires Destroyed the Writing Retreat of an Aussie Literary Icon

By Brigid Magner, RMIT University The Black Summer bushfires may have ended, but the cultural cost has yet to be counted. Thousands of Aboriginal sites were likely destroyed in the 2019 bushfires. But at present, there is no clarity about… Continue Reading →

Benevolence: An Interview with Julie Janson

The Darug people are an Aboriginal Australian people who survived as hunters in family groups or clans, scattered throughout much of what is modern-day Sydney. For one of the first if not the only times Benevolence presents an important era in Australia’s history from an… Continue Reading →

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