Australian Literature 102: Amy Witting: I for Isobel
Born to a world without welcome, Isobel observes it warily – an alien trying to pass for a native. She’s more at ease with imaginary friends than the flesh-and-blood people she meets.
For our Australian Literature 102 series - our monthly Australian Classics book club, if you like - Cate Kennedy speaks warmly of I for Isobel; of her own inspiration, and about Amy’s treatment and reception as an Australian woman writer. Hosted by James Ley.
James Ley holds a PhD in English literature from the University of Western Sydney. He has been a professional literary critic for fifteen years.
Cate Kennedy is the author of the highly acclaimed novel The World Beneath, which won the People’s Choice Award in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards in 2010. She is an award-winning short-story writer whose work has been published widely.