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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Alex Miller
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'Alex Miller is one of Australia's most celebrated authors, twice winner of the Miles Franklin Award, winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Melbourne Prize for Literature, among others. Every new release by Alex creates a sense of excitement among Australia's writing community. ' (Introduction)


  • Transcript available from publisher's website.

  • Show notes:

    • Alex refers to the works of the French poet Arthur Rimbaud and philosopher Albert Camus (and specifically The First Man).
    • His Comrade Pawel story was first published in Meanjin by Jim Davidson.
    • Alex move to the Australian Outback was driven, in part, by seeing Sid Nolan’s‘ The Verandah’.
    • When asked to reflect on his style of writing and fictionalised memoir, Alex discussed John Berger’s A Way of Seeing and Gyorgy Lukacs' Theory of the Novel. He also differentiated his work from that of Karl Ove Knausgaard.
    • Alex ends the interview with a reference to the French theorist, Georges Bataille. 

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    y separately published work icon The Garret : 2018 Nic Brasch (interviewer), Astrid Edwards (interviewer), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2018 14752153 2018 series - publisher interview Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2018

    Posted 17 January 2018.

Last amended 4 Oct 2018 13:14:39