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.
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
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 ‘... Read more
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