The Wheeler Centre, 4:30PM - 5:15PM, Tuesday 26 February 2013
Studying a book or film can be a short-cut to consigning it to boredom. But our Texts in the City series – a gift to students, their teachers and lifelong learners – brings the VCE English and Literature lists to life.
Each week, our hosts – authors Lili Wilkinson and Tony Birch – will interview experts intimately familiar with the texts, unearthing those hidden gems that could help your essay shine.
This week, Lili Wilkinson and Melinda Harvey look at Anna Funder’s Stasiland.
Lili Wilkinson is a reader and writer of Young Adult fiction. She was first published at age twelve in Voiceworks magazine. Her titles include Scatterheart, Pink and most recently Love-Shy and The Zigzag Effect.
Melinda Harvey is Lecturer in English at Monash University, where she teaches courses on 20th Century Modernism, contemporary literature and creative writing. Since 2004, she has been a regular book reviewer for numerous Australian newspapers and magazines including the Australian, Age, Sydney Morning Herald and Australian Book Review. (rodneyvc)