Race, religion & identity
Broadly Speaking: Mieko Kawakami and Fernanda Melchor
'The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.’
English-language publishers are increasingly embracing works in translation. What new worlds does this open up for readers? What does feminism gain from more translated women's voices in fiction?
For this conversation, we spoke with two international authors with major works recently published in English. Mieko Kawakami is the author…
The Leap Year
6 Dennis Altman on distance
Dennis Altman is a writer and academic who first came to attention in 1972 with the publication of his book Homosexual: Oppression & Liberation.
While the coronavirus pandemic is most people’s first experience of having their lives affected by a pandemic, Dennis was President of the AIDS Society of Asia and the Pacific from 2001-2005, and has been a member of the Governing Council of the International AIDS Society. In this episode, he shares his insight on the similarities – and differences – between coronavirus and the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the upcoming American election, and the ache of distance.
Maria Ressa: Freedom and Fakery in the Philippines Today
Maria Ressa is a veteran investigative journalist and the CEO of the influential Philippine news portal Rappler. In June this year, she and a colleague were found guilty of cyberlibel, in a dubious court decision that many believe was politically motivated.
Ressa has been a dogged and long-time critic of President Rodrigo Duterte, and of his supporters. The relationship between…
Fire Flood Plague: Making sense of 2020
How will 2020 shift our sense of our history, our environment and ourselves? And how might it change our ideas about the future?
A new anthology, Fire Flood Plague, sees leading Australian writers trying to make sense of the chaos of 2020; a year that began with raging bushfires, then descended into Covid-19 confusion.
In these thoughtful essays, supported…
The Leap Year
3 Brendon Gale on bringing it home
In July 2020, Victoria’s AFL teams left the state amidst tightening restrictions and a spike in Covid-19 cases. The teams expected to spend 32 days in the Queensland hub, isolating and only interacting with other players, before returning home.
Three months later, CEO of Richmond Football Club Brendon Gale talks to us about life in the hubs, breaches, and how the football community has pulled through in a time of crisis.
'I’m not Australian, I’m not Greek, I’m not anything ... What I am is a runner. Running away from a thousand and one things that people say you have to be or should want to be.'
Loaded by Christos Tsiolkas is one of Melbourne’s most iconic works of fiction. In Tsolkias's high-octane, sex- and drugs-fuelled 1995 debut novel we follow…
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