Ryan Cropp: Donald Horne. A Life in the Lucky Country

In this episode of Biographers in Conversation, Ryan Cropp shares with Gabriella the multiplicity of choices he made while writing Donald Horne. A Life in the Lucky Country, the biography of Donald Horne, a prominent and outspoken Australian journalist, writer, public intellectual and social critic. Last week, The State Library of NSW shortlisted A Life in the Lucky Country for the 2024 National Biography Award.

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Cathy Perkins: The Shelf Life of Zora Cross

In this episode of Biographers in Conversation, Cathy Perkins chats with Gabriella about the choices she made while writing The Shelf Life of Zora Cross, the biography of Zora Cross, a prolific writer who caused a literary sensation in 1917 with her provocative series of erotic sonnets that celebrated sexual passion.

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Carl Rollyson: The Life of William Faulkner

In this episode of Biographers in Conversation, veteran American biographer Carl Rollyson chats with Gabriella about his two-volume biography of William Faulkner, a giant of literature who won the Pulitzer and Nobel prizes for some of the most innovative and enduring literature of the twentieth century. The first volume: The Life of William Faulkner: The Past Is Never Dead is followed by The Life of William Faulkner: This Alarming Paradox. Carl also published William Faulkner Day by Day, which provides a unique insight into the minute of Faulkner’s daily life and relationships.

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Ann-Marie Priest: My Tongue Is My Own

Ann-Marie-Priest

In this episode of Biographers in Conversation, Ann-Marie Priest chats with Gabriella about the choices she made while writing her award-winning biography My Tongue Is My Own, the first biography of Gwen Harwood, one of Australia’s most distinctive poets. My Tongue Is My Own follows Harwood from her childhood in 1920s Brisbane, to her final years in Hobart in the 1990s.

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Nancy Hurrell: The Egan Irish Harps

In this episode of Biographers in Conversation, Nancy Hurrell, an acclaimed harpist and harp historian, chats with Gabriella about her book The Egan Irish Harps: Tradition, Patrons and Players.

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Brett Mason: Wizards of Oz

Brett Mason

In this episode of Biographers in Conversation,Brett Mason chats with Gabriella about the choices he made while writing Wizards of Oz: How Oliphant and Florey helped win the war and shape the modern world.

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