One of the most hotly debated and pressing moral issues in contemporary Australia surrounds the fate of asylum seekers. A new anthology of work from 27 of the nation’s finest writers examines all aspects of this complex topic.
A Country Too Far features fiction, memoir, poetry and essays that provide an indispensable contribution to the national debate.
The Guardian says, ‘A Country Too Far is part of a literary tradition in which authors attempt to face the social context in which they live… to resist political word games with other words.’
Jointly edited by Thomas Keneally and Rosie Scott, the Wheeler Centre presents Rosie in conversation with several of the anthology’s contributors. Hosted by Chris Kremmer, she is joined in discussion of this controversial and heartbreaking question, by Arnold Zable, Judith Rodriguez and Rodney Hall.
Rodney Hall is the award-winning writer of of 36 books whose novels have been published across the world to widespread acclaim.
Judith Rodriguez has had ten books of poetry published – the chapbook Manatee (Picaro Press) is the most recent – and has won several national prizes.
Arnold Zable is a writer, novelist and human rights advocate, and one of Australia’s most-loved storytellers.
Christopher Kremmer is the author of Inhaling the Mahatma, a memoir of the eight years in which he lived and worked in India.