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Writers on Writers: Sarah Krasnostein on Peter Carey

State Library Victoria

Event Date: 1 September 2023 08:30 PM to 1 September 2023 09:00 PM
Author / Presenters: Sarah Krasnostein and Tony Birch

Join us for a special evening celebrating award-winning writer Sarah Krasnostein's most recent release, On Peter Carey: Writers on Writers. Together with writer and academic Professor Tony Birch, she’ll discuss her moving essay, the twelfth in the Writers on Writers series. On Peter Carey explores dislocation and longing in Peter Carey’s literary tour de force, True History of the Kelly Gang. Copies of On Peter Carey, as well as other works by Sarah Krasnostein, will be available for sale at the event through Readings. Registrations are free but capacity is limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

About the speakers

Sarah Krasnostein is the multi-award-winning author of The Trauma CleanerThe Believer, and the Quarterly Essay, Not Waving, Drowning. She is a regular contributor to The Saturday Paper and The Monthly, and was awarded the 2022 Pascall Prize for arts criticism. She holds a doctorate in criminal law. Professor Tony Birch is the Boisbouvier Chair in Australian Literature at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of three novels, five short fiction collections, and two poetry books. In 2022 his most recent book, Dark As Last Night was awarded the Christina Stead Literary Prize and the Steele Rudd Literary Award. The book was also shortlisted for the 2022 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for fiction.  

Writers on Writers

In the Writers on Writers series, leading authors reflect on an Australian writer who has inspired and influenced them. Provocative and crisp, these books start a fresh conversation between past and present, shed new light on the craft of writing, and introduce some intriguing and talented authors and their work. Published by Black Inc. in association with the University of Melbourne and State Library Victoria.

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