Australian Literature 101: Tim Winton: Cloudstreet
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? If there is, Hilary McPhee would be unmistakable as one of its modern ambassadors. The founding director of McPhee Gribble Publishers speaks of one of the imprint’s big successes, and a great exploration of our national voice - Tim Winton’s Cloudstreet - and its sensitive, pensive author. In discussion with Ramona Koval.
Ramona Koval is a writer, journalist, broadcaster and editor. She is an Honorary Fellow at the centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne.
Hilary McPhee was a founding director of McPhee Gribble Publishers and a Chair of the Australia Council for the Arts, the inaugural Vice Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Melbourne, and a founding director of New Matilda.com.