Australian literature is having its day in the sun
May 3, 2019 • 28 minutes
Geraldine is in Western Australia this week for the Margaret River Writers Festival.
She's interviewing feminist author Germaine Greer on her new controversial essay "On Rape". Geraldine was initially sceptical about Greer's thesis, particularly given the subject matter. But after reading it properly, Geraldine sees it as an important academic work that could actually help rape victims rather than disrespect their experience.
Eliza attended two sessions at the Sydney Writers Festival this week. Australian literature is going through a purple patch at the moment and her bags are weighed down with lots of new books!
Eliza and her family are about to head back to Lebanon after a month in Australia.
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LINKS On Rape Germaine Greer https://www.mup.com.au/books/on-rape-paperback-softback
The Female Eunuch Germaine Greer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Female_Eunuch
Daddy, We Hardly Knew You Germaine Greer https://www.amazon.com.au/Daddy-We-Hardly-Knew-You/dp/0394583132
Margaret River Writers Festival https://mrrwfestival.com
Sydney Writers Festival: John Birmingham https://www.swf.org.au/festivals/festival-2019/john-birmingham-just-do-it-yourself/
SWF: The Perfect Crime https://www.swf.org.au/festivals/festival-2019/the-perfect-crime/
Dervla McTiernan: The Ruin/The Scholar https://dervlamctiernan.com/about/
Conversations with Candice Fox: How to Raise a Crime Writer https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/conversations/conversations-candice-fox/8337672
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