'Ms Brooks' Boyer Lecture series, entitled The Idea of Home, will explore the nature of expatriation and the lessons of a foreign correspondent's restless years. She will provide a very personal reflection on the environmental predicament we face. In addition, she will explore the particular ethos of 1960s Australia as a place to have come of age and deliver a lecture on the novelist's home in literature.'
Source: ABC website, http://www.abc.net.au/rn/boyerlectures/default.htm
The 52nd Boyer Lectures were presented by author and journalist, Geraldine Brooks. The lectures were broadcast on ABC Radio National's Big Ideas program, beginning on 20 November 2011, and transcripts were made available online. The series was also published in print form.
The title and dates of the lectures are as follows:
20 November - Our Only Home
27 November - A Home on Bland Street
4 December: At Home in the World
11 December: A Home in Fiction
'The fourth and final of the 2011 Boyer Lectures with prize-winning Australian journalist and novelist Geraldine Brooks. In today's lecture we'll hear about the exact moment she thinks she became a novelist, and about the significance of literature in answering the large questions of who we are and how we should live.'
Source: ABC Radio National website, http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/