'An Imaginative Life: An Interview with David Malouf' presents
a wide-ranging discussion of a number of Malouf's major works.
Commencing with a consideration of Malouf's personal and artistic
beginnings, the interview explores his own sense of his position
as an Australian (and a regional Australian) writer, the thematic
and stylistic development of his craft as a writer of prose,
the development of his distinctive novelistic voice, the place
of mythology and historical memory in his fiction, his sense
of the relationship between landscape and language and the complex
constitution of the character of the Australian settler located
as it is between a residual fidelity to the Old World and its
presence in a new and other place.