Janette Turner Hospital: Turbulent Voices
Janette Turner Hospital, one of Australia’s most admired writers, speaks on a lifetime of writing – and teaching – literature. She notes similarities between America’s South and Australia’s Queensland, discusses her darkest characters and divulges the literary benefits of being an “avid listener”.
Janette is joined in conversation by the Wheeler Centre’s senior writer/editor, Jo Case, who in the lead up to this discussion pre-empted many of its themes in an essay for this website.
Janette Turner Hospital is the author of eight novels and four short story collections, most recently Forecast: Turbulence. Her books have been published in multiple languages.
Jo Case is the Program Manager at Melbourne Writers Festival. Before this, she was the Wheeler Centre’s senior writer/editor. Her first book, Boomer and Me: A memoir of motherhood, and Asperger’s is published by Hardie Grant in Australia and the UK.