Alexis Wright: The Swan Book
The Swan Book is set in the future, with Aboriginal people still living under the Intervention in the north, in an environment fundamentally altered by climate change.
Author Alexis Wright combines energy and humour, myth, legend and fairytale – and finds hope in the bleakest of situations. She talks to Sophie Cunningham about the mechanisms and motivations behind her unique literature.
Alexis Wright is a member of the Waanyi nation of the Gulf of Carpentaria. She is an author and essayist writing in fiction and non-fiction. Wright has written widely on Indigenous rights and has organised two successful Indigenous Constitutional Conventions in Central Australia, Today We Talk About Tomorrow (1993) and the Kalkaringi Convention (1998).
Sophie Cunningham is a former publisher and editor and the author of four books, including the acclaimed Melbourne.