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We’re shaped by what we read; at home, in our world views and in our careers. In this series the Wheeler Centre and ABC Radio National’s ‘The Book Show’ aim to uncover those links between work and words.
Presented and chaired by acclaimed broadcaster Ramona Koval, the discussions will feature high-profile professionals talking about the books that have been important to them and have influenced their profession.

Featuring guests Adam Elliot, Camille Chen and Sue Maslin.



Camille Chen

Camille Chen’s debut feature film Little Sparrows is screening at this year’s Melbourne International Film Festival.

She was born in Taiwan and now lives in Western Australia. She began her film career making TV commercials and is now focusing on directing features.

Ramona Koval

Ramona Koval is a writer who has worked as a journalist and broadcaster. Her most recent books are A Letter to Layla: Travels to our Deep Past and Near Future, Bloodhound: Searching For My Father, and By the Book: A Reader’s Guide to Life (all published by Text). She was the editor of two volumes ... Read more

Sue Maslin

Sue Maslin is an award winning producer of feature films, documentaries and interactive productions. Her films include Japanese Story and Road to Nhill. In 2008 she set up the film distribution company Film Art Media. She is working on an adaptation of The Dressmaker, a novel by Rosalie Ham ... Read more

Adam Elliot

Adam Elliot is the director, animator and writer of Harvey Krumpet.

He won an Oscar for his stop-motion film Harvey Krumpet and his latest film is Mary and Max.


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