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Janette Turner Hospital: Turbulent Voices


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Janette Turner Hospital, one of Australia’s most admired writers, speaks on a lifetime of writing – and teaching – literature.

For almost three decades, Janette Turner Hospital’s award-winning fiction has won her acolytes here and in the US, where she now resides. She returns to her native shores to talk about Forecast: Turbulence, her third collection of stories set on both continents, in which the weather functions as a metaphor for cataclysmic emotional events in the lives of the protagonists. In each story, Janette Turner Hospital reflects on a central question: how can we maintain equilibrium in a turbulent and uncertain world?

Janette Turner Hospital will be in conversation with the Wheeler Centre’s senior writer/editor, Jo Case.


Janette Turner Hospital

Janette Turner Hospital is the author of eight novels and four short story collections, most recently Forecast: Turbulence. Her books have been published in multiple languages. In 2003, she won the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award and the Patrick White Award. For 12 years, she held an endowed ... Read more


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