Summer afternoon, Templestowe by Louis Buvelot, 1866. The bush was commonly seen by 19th-century writers as a place of despair.
White settlers and authors once saw the bush as an alien, despairing place. But writers from Tim Winton to Rachael Treasure now portray the land in complex and optimistic ways.
A termite mound in Cape Range National Park: WA’s geography has helped shape its writers.
With its dramatic landscape, relative isolation and vibrant counter culture, Western Australia has a thriving writing scene. But government funding cuts are biting.
Magical realism has evolved into a heavily, and ironically, political literary form.
With roots in post first world war paintings of empty European cities, magical realism has evolved into a heavily, and ironically, political literary form.
Read on for some pointers … although all will be revealed next week.
When Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North was published last year, one reviewer proclaimed he had just read the winner of the 2014 Miles Franklin Award. Flanagan’s novel has now got as…