Australian Literature 101: Kim Scott: That Deadman Dance
Who tells the story of a country? What story does a country’s national literature tell about its people and its identity? Is there such a thing as Australian literature at all?
With major universities offering only the bare minimum in courses on Australian writing and its authors, the Wheeler Centre is filling the breach. Australian Literature 101 is the university education in Australian literature you never had.
This week, Philip Morrissey joins Ramona Koval for a look at That Deadman Dance by Kim Scott.
Philip Morrissey is the Academic Coordinator of Australian Indigenous Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne.
Ramona Koval is a writer, journalist, broadcaster and editor. She is an Honorary Fellow at the centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne.