Joan Lindsay’s classic novel Picnic at Hanging Rock is a byword for Australian mystery – and a critically acclaimed film. What happened to the schoolgirls and their teacher who were seemingly swallowed up by their surroundings on a fated picnic at Hanging Rock?
Australian Literature 102
We’ve created an Australian Classics book club, just for you – with special writerly guests each month.
Last year’s hugely popular Australian Literature 101 set the scene by introducing ten texts our experts deemed unmissable Australian reading.
This year, we invite you on a brand new, leisurely stroll through our national literature, as we guide you through rediscovered classics and much-loved favourites alike.
Our host is renowned critic – and literature lover – James Ley, editor of the Sydney Review of Books.
James Ley holds a PhD in English literature from the University of Western Sydney. He has been a professional literary critic for fifteen years. His work has appeared in many publications, including the Age, the Australian, the Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Book Review and the Times Literary Sup... Read more
Sophie Cunningham AM is the author of seven books, across multiple fiction and nonfiction, children and adults and include City of Trees – Essays on life, death and the need for a forest, and Melbourne. She is also editor of the collection Fire, Flood, Plague: Australian writers respond to 2020... Read more
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