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'In a series of six short books, Writers on Writers, to be launched in October, each author will reflect on another Australian writer who has inspired and influenced them.

Black Inc. publisher Chris Feik says each book will have its own unique flavour, voice and approach. “We hope these memorable encounters between writers will open up new reading worlds and shine a fresh light on past treasures,” says Mr Feik...' (Series summary)

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  • To be released:

    • Michelle de Kretser on Shirley Hazzard

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y separately published work icon Alice Pung on John Marsden Alice Pung , Carlton : Black Inc. , 2017 11466033 2017 single work essay

'‘I keep coming back to John Marsden. What makes him so fascinating to me is that he approaches writing for young adults with a whole philosophy of what it means to be a teenager – a philosophy that’s embedded in the two schools he runs, but also in his early experiences with mental illness and hospitalisation. His perspective raises interesting questions about YA fiction – how much darkness is allowed, before you are considered a “bad influence”?’

'An original and moving look by award-winning writer Alice Pung at one of her biggest influences – the much-loved and hugely successful writer John Marsden.

'In the Writers on Writers series, leading authors reflect on an Australian writer who has inspired and fascinated 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.' (Publication summary)

Carlton : Black Inc. , 2017
y separately published work icon Erik Jensen on Kate Jennings Erik Jensen , Carlton : Black Inc. , 2017 11466092 2017 single work essay

'Kate says she doesn’t know what to say about writing. When people ask, she tells them to prepare for a life of failure.

'Award-winning writer Erik Jensen plunges the reader into the world of acclaimed novelist, poet and pioneering feminist Kate Jennings. Weaving in his interviews with Jennings in New York, he shows how poetry, politics and family were transmuted into her first novel, Snake – a work of art that depicts rural Australia in a funny, cutting and unforgettable way. This is a biography of a book and the life that made it.' (Publication summary)

Carlton : Black Inc. , 2017
y separately published work icon Christos Tsiolkas on Patrick White Christos Tsiolkas , Carlton : Black Inc. , 2018 11466154 2018 single work essay

'In this passionate and electrifying short book, Christos Tsiolkas writes about his year spent reading Patrick White, of his ‘discovery and rediscovery of White as a writer.’ The result is a vivid introduction to and celebration of the Nobel prize-winning writer’s work that asks: what does it mean to us now?

'In the Writers on Writers series, leading writers reflect on another Australian writer who has inspired and fascinated them. Provocative, crisp and written from a practitioner’s perspective, the series starts a fresh conversation between past and present, and writer and reader. It sheds light on the craft of writing, and introduces some intriguing and talented authors and their work.' (Publication summary)

Carlton : Black Inc. , 2018
y separately published work icon Ceridwen Dovey on J.M. Coetzee Ceridwen Dovey , Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2018 13766901 2018 single work essay

'For Ceridwen Dovey, J.M. Coetzee ‘has always been there, an unseen but strongly felt presence in our small family drama’. As a child, she observed with fascination her mother’s immersion in Coetzee’s writing as she worked on what would become the first critical study of his early novels.

'Even now, as a writer herself, Ceridwen’s relationship with Coetzee’s books is still mediated by her mother’s readings of them: to get to him, she must first step through her mother’s formidable mind. With tenderness and insight, Dovey draws on this personal history to explore the Nobel Prize-winner’s work – how his books ‘do theory’ on themselves – while also tracing the intellectual heritage that has been passed from mother to daughter.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2018
y separately published work icon Nam Le on David Malouf Nam Le , Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2019 15504029 2019 single work criticism Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2019
y separately published work icon Michelle de Kretser on Shirley Hazard Michelle De Kretser , Carlton : Black Inc. , 2019 16790163 2019 essay

'Hazzard was the first Australian writer I read who looked outwards, away from Australia. Her work spoke of places from which I had come and places to which I longed to go … It was reading as an affair of revelations and gifts. It fell like rain, greening my vision of Australian literature as a stony country where I would never feel at home. Splendour had entered the scene.

In this vibrant, rich and personal essay on acclaimed author Shirley Hazzard, Michelle de Kretser offers a masterclass in writing that is powerful and exhilarating, that is ‘perfect’ because it is ‘exact’. She celebrates the precision and musicality of Hazzard’s prose and illuminates the humour, humanity and revelatory impact of her work. This jewel of a book is both a wonderful introduction to Hazzard and a treat for her long-time fans.

In the Writers on Writers series, leading authors reflect on an Australian writer who has inspired and fascinated 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.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Carlton : Black Inc. , 2019

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2017
    • Carlton, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2017- .

Works about this Work

A Series To Celebrate 2017 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Author , November vol. 49 no. 2 2017; (p. 28)

'Black Inc.’s Chris Feik gives us the lowdown on Writers on Writers, the innovative series in which Australian writers reflect on the writers who’ve inspired and fascinated them. The first books, published in October 2017, feature Alice Pung on John Marsden and Erik Jensen on Kate Jennings. But there’s much more to come in 2018...'(Introduction)

A Series To Celebrate 2017 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Author , November vol. 49 no. 2 2017; (p. 28)

'Black Inc.’s Chris Feik gives us the lowdown on Writers on Writers, the innovative series in which Australian writers reflect on the writers who’ve inspired and fascinated them. The first books, published in October 2017, feature Alice Pung on John Marsden and Erik Jensen on Kate Jennings. But there’s much more to come in 2018...'(Introduction)

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