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Geordie Williamson: The Burning Library


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Geordie Williamson, one of our leading literary critics, approaches books and writing with the ardour of an enthusiast – though he’s also alarmed at the way classic Australian literature is falling out of fashion and being forgotten. Geordie’s new book The Burning Library is his hopeful remedy, reintroducing readers to past masters like Dymphna Cusack and David Ireland, and celebrating marginal geniuses like Gerald Murnane.

Chaired by Sarah L’Estrange.


Sarah L'Estrange

Sarah L’Estrange loves nothing more than to read a novel and then interview the author, and she gets to do it every week in her current role producing The Book Show, ABC Radio National.

Geordie Williamson

Geordie Williamson is chief literary critic of the Australian and winner of the 2011 Pascall Prize for criticism. His reviews and essays have appeared in newspapers, magazines and journals both here and in Britain, and he is a regular presence on ABC radio. Geordie studied law and English literature... Read more


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