Texts in the City: Jane Eyre
Our Texts in the City series – a gift to students, their teachers and lifelong learners – brings the VCE English and Literature lists to life. In this edition, host Lili Wilkinson speaks with author Carmel Bird about power, sex and tradition in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre.
Presented in association with The Victorian Association for the Teaching of English.
Lili Wilkinson is the award-winning author of twelve YA novels, including Pink, Green Valentine and The Boundless Sublime. She established the insideadog website, the Inky Awards and the Inkys Creative Reading Prize at the Centre for Youth Literature, State Library of Victoria. She has a PhD in Creative Writing, and lives in Melbourne with her husband, son, dog and three chickens. Her latest book is After the Lights Go Out.
Carmel Bird is an Australian fiction writer who has written ten novels and six collections of short fiction. Her most recent novel is Child of the Twilight.