Rumors Of The End Of The World
Canadian writer Margaret Atwood once noted that “the Colonies” (i.e. former British posessions) were not places where great literature was supposed to happen. That myopic view is well and truly demolished by tonight’s guest: Australian writer Chris Womersley.
Chris’s fiction has appeared in Granta, and his second novel Bereft has just been published in the UK by Quercus. Garnering massive praise, it won the Australian Book Industry Award for Literary Fiction, and was short-listed for the Miles Franklin Literary Award, The Age Book of the Year and the Australian Society of Literature Gold Medal. Chris’s first book, The Low Road, won the 2008 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction for his novel.
We love introducing our listeners to brilliant new talent, and Chris is certainly that – a name to watch in years to come.
Presented by Peter Cox with Dave Bartram without the awesome Ali in the chat room – she’ll be back next week.
Picture by Eddi van W.