ABR: What, if anything, impedes your writing?
The act of writing impedes my writing. The books I write in my head are perfect. Unfortunately, translating them onto the page ruins them.More
ABR: What qualities do you look for in an author? RM: Imagination, tenacity, intelligence, and a sense of humour.More
Why do you write? Through a love of words. Are you a vivid dreamer? Awfully, but I was warned early not to put dreams in novels, at least nothing longer than half a line ...More
Australian Book Review spoke to Josephine Wilson, whose second novel, Extinctions (UWA Publishing, 2016) won the 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award after winning the inaugural Dor More
Why do you write? Because I get enjoyment out of it, and so do other people.More
What was your pathway to publishing? As an English and Comparative Literature graduate whose childhood had been circumscribed by chronic asthma and excessive reading of Enid Blyton stories More
ABR: Which critics most impress you?
Ones who write memorably, whose language combines critical acuity with verve. I could name many, but Robert Hughes, Peter Porter, Kerryn Goldsworthy, and Brian Mat More
What was your pathway to publishing? I had been a writer and editor at school and university, I’d worked in the Whitlam government, I’d been a freelance journalist, and I was intereste More