Lecture: Thomas Keneally's Career and the Literary Machine
Paul Sharrad highlights some of the delights found when researching Thomas Keneally's papers, including the forgotten highlights from his career.
Paul will explore the conditions under which writers in the 1960’s and 1970’s worked to survive, and how writers fit within the drive to create a national culture. How does a writer attempting to create a living from his work assemble a long-lasting career in negotiations with editors, agents, reviewers and markets?
He will also question what the place of the writer who becomes a public celebrity is, and how 'middlebrow' writing is valued.
Canberra Australian Capital Territory