The Disneyfied version of Bambi has eclipsed the original story. But it is the 1923 Austrian novel that inspires and terrifies bestselling author Sarah Bakewell (At the Existentialist Cafe). It has been interpreted as a defence of animal rights, an allegory of the Jewish-European experience, a coming-of-age tale, and even a Kafkaesque parable. Hear Bakewell talk about these afterlives, what we look for in stories, and why we change them.

Supported by the University of Sydney.