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Barry Hill


Poet, historian and journalist Barry Hill has been a mainstay of Australian writing for three decades. Perhaps best known for his much-awarded biography of anthropologist T.G.H Strehlow, Broken Song, he has written novels, poetry, essays, radio criticism and libretti.

Peacemongers is Hill’s latest book, and his first major work of prose since 2002. Written across a decade’s explorations through India and Japan, it reflects themes of travel, history, war and peace — alongside the shadow of Indian intellectual Rabindranath Tagore, and Hill’s own search for meaning.

Barry Hill will be joined in conversation by literary critic and academic Justin Clemens.


Barry Hill

Barry Hill is a multi-award winning writer of poetry, history, biography, fiction and reportage. Reason and Lovelessness is his latest collection of essays variously published in Australia, India and London. It includes ‘satellites’ of his major works – such as Sitting In (1992), a landmark m... Read more

Justin Clemens

Justin Clemens is a philosopher, translator, social critic, poet and academic. He has published three collections of poetry, The Mundiad (Black Inc, 2004), Villain (Hunter Publishers, 2009) and Me ‘n’ me trumpet (Vagabond, 2011). Justin is primarily known for his work on French philosopher Alain... Read more


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