“I knew that the world around you is only uninteresting if you can’t see what is really going on. The place you come from is always the most exotic place you’ll ever encounter because it is the only place where you recognise how many secrets and mysteries there are in people’s lives.” – David Malouf
David Malouf is a legend of Australian letters. For almost half a century, starting with the release of his semi-autobiographical debut Johnno in 1975, his award-winning and celebrated novels, short stories and essays have offered peerless insights into our inner lives and the spaces between things. In the Sydney Writers’ Festival Closing Night Address, this 2016 recipient of the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature reflects on the world within our reach – and the ideas worth striving for.
This event is open captioned.
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