Interviews

Open Page with Kim Mahood

Australian Book Review

Why do you write? To work out what I think, which requires digging through the received ideas and lazy generalisations that clutter the surface of my mind, and crafting the language ...

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Michael Heyward is Publisher of the Month

Australian Book Review

What was your pathway to publishing? In 1979, when I was twenty, I took Vincent Buckley’s poetry seminar at Melbourne University. He introduced us to the work ...

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Open page with Peter Singer

Australian Book Review

Why do you write? Because I have something to say – and not just to one person, but to as many people as I can reach. And when the writing goes well, I enjoy doing it ...

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Episode #7: Peter Rose in conversation with Stuart Skelton

ABR's first US tour is in full swing, and Peter Rose has been to the Metropolitan Opera to interview Stuart Skelton as he prepares to become the first Australian to sing Tristan in the new production of Wagner's masterpiece 'Tristan und Isolde, which opens the 2016/17 Met season on September 26. Skelton talks about Marius Trelinski's new production ... More

Open Page with Fiona Wright

Australian Book Review

Why do you write? I've realised in recent years that without my writing I don't quite feel like a whole person. It brings me joy – I constantly feel grateful that I'm able to work at something ...

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Geoff Page is Poet of the Month

Australian Book Review

Which poets have most influenced you? Important early influences included Bruce Dawe, David Campbell, and Judith Wright, along with Americans such as William ...

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Open Page with Tom Griffiths

Australian Book Review

WHY DO YOU WRITE?

I'm compelled to do it, as a way of understanding and deepening experience. And (mostly) it's fun!

ARE YOU A VIVID DREAMER?

When I invited a novelist to talk to my history students, she told them to stay in bed in the morning and distil the insights of their dreams. I try to use the subconscious creatively by giving mys ... More

Future Tense with Debi Hamilton

Future Tense with Debi Hamilton in the June-July issue of Australian Book Review.

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Open Page with Toni Jordan

Australian Book Review

WHY DO YOU WRITE?

At first, I wrote because I could. It was like waking up one morning to find I could play the piano or speak Italian – the action itself was entrancing. Now that I've been at it for a while, I'm full-on addicted.

ARE YOU A VIVID DREAMER?

Nope. I could sleep for England. You could extend the M1 through my bedroom and I ... More

Open Page with George Megalogenis

Australian Book Review

WHY DO YOU WRITE?

It is the best excuse I've found to play music all day. And to understand my country.

ARE YOU A VIVID DREAMER?

Not that I recall. I am a very heavy sleeper. But my mind does wander during the day.

WHERE ARE YOU HAPPIEST?

On my bike, on a tennis court, or at a Richmond home game at the MC ... More

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