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Guardian Books podcast: Australian writing at the Adelaide festival


This time, we're looking at the world from an Australian perspective. Publisher Michael Heyward introduces us to an ambitious project to republish all of Australia's lost classics, while critic Geordie Williamson regrets the demise of "ozlit". We rediscover the veteran novelist Christopher Koch, author of The Year of Living Dangerously, and meet some of the rising stars in the Antipodean poetry firmament. We take advice from fans of the Adelaide festival as to what books we should be reading, and we go in search of the new Aboriginal literature.

Reading list
(if you can find them)
Text classics
The Burning Library by Geordie Williamson (Text)
Mullumbimby by Melissa Lucashenko (UQP)
Flood by Tony Birch (UQP)
Lost Voices by Christopher Koch (Fourth Estate)
Blue by Pat Grant (Giramondo)
Man Wolf Man by LK Holt (John Leonard Press)
Josephine Wroe's poetry has appeared in publications including Best Australian Poems, and her second book of short fiction Tarcutta Wake is published by UQP.
Fiona Wright can be found at www.sydneypoetry.com

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