Frank Moorhouse is one of the country’s most celebrated literary figures. In this session he explores what it means to be a writer in Australia today, sharing his personal experiences and insights. Frank discusses his work and his personal life, including challenging experiences involving relationships, money, mental health issues and alcoholism. The Miles Franklin Award winner talks candidly to Linda Jaivin about making a living from the craft of writing, the state of Australia’s cultural landscape and an artist’s place in it. 

Linda Jaivin (Australian)

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Linda Jaivin is the author of eleven books including the international bestseller Eat Me, the Quarterly Essay: Found in Translation, the travel companion Beijing and the novel The Empress Lover. She has published numerous essays on a wide range of subjects, including the arts, travel and refugees and has had several works produced for the stage. She recently made her first radio documentary Nothing to Hide for ABC RN. She is also a literary translator (from Chinese) specialising in film subtitles.