Tag Archives: Australian novel

Video and transcript of my interview with Richard Flanagan on his novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North

The Narrow Road to the Deep North is Richard Flanagan’s novel which I have chosen as November’s Monthly Book. You can watch it here or read the transcript below: Heroism, goodness, mateship, war, enmity, class, memory, self-delusion, passion, guilt, honour and loyalty – these are just some of the themes in this month’s Monthly Book, […]

Interview with philosopher Rai Gaita on J.M.Coetzee’s The Childhood of Jesus

Here’s the video of this interview – the transcript appears below: RAMONA KOVAL: Well, it’s wonderful to be welcoming Rai Gaita to the Monthly Book to speak about our first choice for 2013, and that’s JM Coetzee’s The Childhood of Jesus. Now, normally, Rai, We’d be speaking to the author, but, as you know, JM Coetzee […]

My interview with writer Carrie Tiffany – The Monthly Book: August ’13

Carrie Tiffiany’s Mateship with Birds is The Monthly Book for August. Watch it here, or read the transcript below. Introductory notes: Carrie Tiffany’s inaugural Stella Prize–winning novel, Mateship with Birds, is set in the 1950s around Cohuna, a town in northern Victoria, and named after a 1922 book of bird notes by Australian writer Alec Chisholm. […]

Transcript of my interview with Anna Krien on Night Games for The Monthly Book

Anna Krien – Night Games – Black Inc. For those who like to read rather than, or as well as watch: RAMONA KOVAL: Anna, you’ve written about the conflict over Tasmanian forests, about justice and our treatment of animals, and now in this new book, Night Games, about sex, consent and power in the heady […]

my interview with Nicolas Rothwell: Belomor – Books and Authors – Browse – Big Ideas – ABC TV

Nicolas Rothwell: Belomor – Books and Authors – Browse – Big Ideas – ABC TV.

The Monthly Book Discussion: Craig Sherborne, RK and Erik Jensen on Coetzee

If you missed the live feed this week, you can watch writer Craig Sherborne discuss the book with me and Erik Jensen from Schwartz media here. And here’s writer and philosopher Raimond Gaita discussing the philosophical aspects of the book with me too.

The Childhood of Jesus – JM Coetzee | The Monthly

The Childhood of Jesus – JM Coetzee | The Monthly. After a journey by a boat, then a tragic accident, a man arrives at the Centro de Reubicacion Novilla, a resettlement centre in a new country where he does not know the local language. With him is a young boy. We hear nothing of their […]