Texts in the City: Maestro

Texts in the City: Maestro

In the very first of our Texts in the City series based around the VCE English list, Stephanie Trigg and Tony Wilson discuss Peter Goldsworthy’s classic novel Maestro.

Tackling themes of talent and genius, failure and appeasement, Trigg and Wilson consider the relationships between Paul, Keller, Rosie and Paul’s parents from a breadth of perspectives aimed at enriching your appreciation of the story’s subtle themes.


Portrait of Stephanie Trigg

Stephanie Trigg

Stephanie Trigg is a professor in English at the University of Melbourne. She has published widely and has written or edited several books on medieval and Australian literature. She also publishes a blog.

Portrait of Tony Wilson

Tony Wilson

Tony Wilson is an author of more than 20 books for all ages and several genres. His picture books Hickory Dickory Dash and The Cow Tripped Over the Moon were bestseller and both were selected as National Simultaneous Storytime titles. His most recent book for adults is 1989: The Great Grand Final (Hardie Grant, 2020) 

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