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Robert Dessaix: As I Was Saying

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Robert Dessaix has long been one of Australia’s foremost essayists. His latest collection, As I Was Saying, is a swirling conversation with the reader on everything from travel to dogs and cats, from sport and swearing to the pleasures of idleness.

A compelling public speaker, Dessaix brings his trademark eloquence to this leisurely guided tour of his chamber of curiosities.

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Robert Dessaix

Robert Dessaix is a writer, translator, broadcaster and occasional essayist. From 1985 to 1995, after teaching Russian language and literature for many years at the Australian National University and the University of New South Wales, he presented the weekly Books and Writing program on ABC Radio Na... Read more

Crusader Hillis

Crusader Hillis is a writer, editor, curator and producer. He co-founded (with Rowland Thomson) the queer bookshop Hares & Hyenas in 1991. In its 23-year history, Hares & Hyenas has presented over 700 literary and performance events, both here and interstate. Since becoming a licensed perfor... Read more

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