If you missed it, you can catch up on this recording of the event.

Series

Australian Literature 102

View all events in this series

at The Wheeler Centre

Les Murray’s Selected Poems

Les Murray is undoubtedly one of Australia’s greatest living poets – and an international literary legend.

The New Yorker has described him as ‘now routinely mentioned among the three or four leading English-language poets’.

David Astle has long been a fan, and will explain why during this session.

Australian Literature 102

We’ve created an Australian Classics book club, just for you – with special writerly guests each month.

Our host is renowned critic – and literature lover – James Ley, editor of the Sydney Review of Books.

We’ve invited our guests to select an Australian classic to explore; their engagement comes from the heart, as well as the head.

Who?

Portrait of James Ley

James Ley

James Ley holds a PhD in English literature from the University of Western Sydney. He has been a professional literary critic for fifteen years.

Portrait of David Astle

David Astle

David Astle is a full-time word nerd. You may know his loud shirts from SBS’s Letters and Numbers. Or his black-and-white boxes in Friday’s Age. He’s also the author of Wordburger (How to be a champion puzzler in 20 quick bites), plus Riddledom, Puzzled and Cluetopia. His favourite word is ‘acrobat’.

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.

Where?

More about this venue, including large map, parking, public transport and accessibility.