Australian Literature 102: Patrick White: Riders in the Chariot
Novelist Andrea Goldsmith, in conversation with James Ley, explores the poetically vivid fictional universe of an internationally revered Australian literary icon – Patrick White – in Riders in the Chariot.
Australian Literature 102
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Andrea Goldsmith originally trained as a speech pathologist and was a pioneer in the development of communication aids for people unable to speak. Her first novel, Gracious Living, was published in 1989. This was followed by Modern Interiors, Facing the Music, Under the Knife, and The Prosperous Thief, which was short-listed for the 2003 Miles Franklin Literary Award. Reunion was published in 2009, and The Memory Trap was awarded the 2015 Melbourne Prize.
James Ley holds a PhD in English literature from the University of Western Sydney. He has been a professional literary critic for fifteen years.