Books and Ideas at Montalto
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Family, literature, Papua New Guinea and the complicated lives of creative women – these are the themes to which Drusilla Modjeska has repeatedly returned in her impressive body of work. As a memoirist, essayist, novelist (and master of combining and confounding literary forms), Modjeska is among Australia’s most celebrated writers.
Most recently, she has added a memoir, Second Half First, to an already substantial list of literary accomplishments, including Exiles at Home, Poppy, Stravinsky’s Lunch and The Mountain. That book reflects on the books, people and journeys that have most profoundly affected her in the second part of her life.
At Montalto, Modjeska discusses travel, reading and the intersection of life and work with Andrea Goldsmith.
Books and Ideas at Montalto series sound design and music: Jon Tjhia.