The Late Great: Patrick White
In the first of our Late Great series on Australian literary legends, David Marr, Kerry Walker and David Musgrave share their impressions and recollections of Nobel Laureate Patrick White. Hosted by Stephen Armstrong.
David Marr is the author of Patrick White: A Life, Panic, The High Price of Heaven and Dark Victory (with Marian Wilkinson). He has written for the Sydney Morning Herald, the Age, the Saturday Paper, the Guardian and the Monthly, and been editor of the National Times, a reporter for Four Corners and presenter of ABC TV’s Media Watch.
He is the author of five bestselling Quarterly Essays in addition to the latest, Quarterly Essay 65, The White Queen: One Nation and the Politics of Race.
Stephen Armstrong is a creative producer and programmer specialising in new work commissions and interdisciplinary and inter-cultural collaborations. He is currently Creative Director of the inaugural Asia TOPA: Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts.
David Musgrave’s poetry and short stories have won or been shortlisted for several awards including the Newcastle, Somerset, Bruce Dawe, Broadway and Henry Lawson prizes.
Kerry Walker has enjoyed an extensive career in film, theatre and television.