Texts in the City: The Quiet American
No matter how compelling a novel or a film might be, if you have to study it, there’s always the risk you’ll end up hating it. Not any more! A gift to VCE students, their teachers (and of course life-long learners) Texts in the City is a weekly exploration of the classic texts – both old and new – that appear on the VCE English reading lists. This week, Andrew McDonald welcomes Emmett Stinson to discuss Graham Greene’s The Quiet American.
Andrew McDonald is a children’s book author and the writer of the bestselling Real Pigeons series, which is illustrated by Ben Wood. Andrew's books have been shortlisted for the Readings Children’s Book Prize, the Australian Book Industry Awards and the YABBA/KOALA/KROC children’s choice book awards.
Emmett Stinson is a lecturer in publishing and communications at the University of Melbourne and president of SPUNC, Australia’s only advocacy group for small presses.