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The Late Great

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The Late Great Patrick White

How better to launch our series on Australian literary legends than with the incomparable Nobel Laureate?

Unlike many of his contemporaries White has remained a household name but how widely is he still read?

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Portrait of David Marr

David Marr

David Marr is the author of Patrick White: A Life, Panic, The High Price of Heaven and Dark Victory (with Marian Wilkinson). He has written for the Sydney Morning Herald, the Age, the Saturday Paper, the Guardian and the Monthly, and been editor of the National Times, a reporter for Four Corners and presenter of ABC TV’s Media Watch.

He is the author of five bestselling Quarterly Essays in addition to the latest, Quarterly Essay 65, The White Queen: One Nation and the Politics of Race.

Portrait of Stephen Armstrong

Stephen Armstrong

Stephen Armstrong is a creative producer and programmer specialising in new work commissions and interdisciplinary and inter-cultural collaborations. He is currently Creative Director of the inaugural Asia TOPA: Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts.     

Portrait of David Musgrave

David Musgrave

David Musgrave’s poetry and short stories have won or been shortlisted for several awards including the Newcastle, Somerset, Bruce Dawe, Broadway and Henry Lawson prizes.

Portrait of Kerry Walker

Kerry Walker

Kerry Walker has enjoyed an extensive career in film, theatre and television.

The Late Great

As a City of Literature and a country of readers we don’t always serve our writers past and present as well as we might. Across 2011, we pay tribute to Australia’s literary heritage, remembering past masters and celebrating their craft.

A bi-monthly event.


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