Barry Hill: Reason and Lovelessness
The Wheeler Centre
Poet, essayist, journalist, critic, editor, novelist, historian, librettist – Barry Hill is one of Australia’s most versatile and distinguished writers; he has received major literary awards for history, non-fiction, poetry and essays.
Across genre, form and discipline, he’s been drawn again and again to the big subjects: questions of history, human psychology, politics and spirituality.
His new book, Reason and Lovelessness, is testament to the breadth and depth of his contribution to Australian writing. A collection of 32 essays from 1980 to today, it covers real-life encounters with the Dalai Lama and Christina Stead; critical appreciations of the work of Rai Gaita, Ezra Pound and John Berger; commentary on Australian politics and accounts of Hill’s own travels.
In conversation with literary critic Justin Clemens, Hill will discuss essaying on lovelessness.
Embiggen Books will be our bookseller at this event.