Texts in the City: The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
Studying a book or film can be a short-cut to consigning it to boredom. But our Texts in the City series – a gift to students, their teachers and lifelong learners – brings the VCE English and Literature lists to life.
Our text for this episode is Australian filmmaker Rolf de Heer’s 2001 film The Old Man Who Read Love Stories. Host Lili Wilkinson is joined by freelance writer, academic, broadcaster and filmmaker Josh Nelson.
Presented in association with The Victorian Association for the Teaching of English.
Josh Nelson is a freelance writer, academic, broadcaster and filmmaker. In addition to his teaching and writing on film, Josh co-hosts the Triple R (102.7FM) film criticism podcast Plato’s Cave and is a weekly guest on the Drive show with Rafael Epstein on ABC 774 Melbourne.
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.