'Jeronimus Cornelisz had spent two days alone on the Batavia as the waves and the coral joined forces to rip apart the hull. Like most sailors and passengers on seventeenth-century ships, he could not swim. Here, Titlestad discusses the Batavia wreck and Cornelisz's transformation.' (Publication abstract)
Gary Crew discusses his sources of inspiration, the writing process, and his novel Strange Objects with Sue Wighton and a group of secondary-school students.