Writers as Readers

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Writers as Readers

Dates 01 January 1970

Major Australian literary figures and important developing writers discuss the major influences on their literary education. Matthew Condon, Gail Jones and Samuel Wagan Watson discuss the works and writers who inspired and influenced them, shaping their style, themes and careers as writers. Hosted by Mary Kostakidis. Presented with the Australia Council for the Arts.

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Matthew Condon
Matthew Condon’s books have been short-listed for and won numerous awards. The Trout Opera is his latest work.

Gail Jones
Gail Jones’ novel, Sixty Lights, won the Victorian Premier’s Award and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2004. Sorry is her latest book.

Samuel Wagan Watson
Samuel Wagan Watson is a Brisbane based poet. He is currently working on his next collection and just completed a commission for the Japanese Space Exploration Agency’s ‘Space Chain-Poem’.

Mary Kostakidis
Mary Kostakidis was part of the management team that set up SBS television in 1980. She subsequently presented the main evening national World News bulletin for 20 years.

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