The Art of the Essay

The Art of the Essay

In this discussion, three renowned Australian essay-writers – Anna Krien, Karen Hitchcock and Robert Manne – come together with host Nick Feik to shed light on how they each approach their work and to discuss the state of the essay in Australia today.

Who?

Portrait of Anna Krien

Anna Krien

Anna Krien is the author of Night Games: Sex, Power and Sport, published by Black Inc. Anna’s first book, Into the Woods: The Battle for Tasmania’s Forests, won the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction and the Victorian Premier’s People’s Choice Award.

Portrait of Karen Hitchcock

Karen Hitchcock

Karen Hitchcock is the author of Quarterly Essay 57 on caring for the elderly (March 2015). She is the author of the award-winning story collection Little White Slips and a regular contributor to the Monthly. She is also a staff physician in acute and general medicine at a large city public hospital. 

Portrait of Robert Manne

Robert Manne

Robert Manne’s many books include Making Trouble and The Words That Made Australia (as co-editor). He is the author of three Quarterly Essays, In Denial, Sending Them Home and Bad News. He is a Vice-Chancellor's Fellow at La Trobe University.

Portrait of Nick Feik

Nick Feik

Nick Feik is the editor of the Monthly magazine.

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