Part the first of Christopher Currie's interview with Wells Tower can be found here. Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned Wells Tower Granta, 2009 9781847080486 (Aus, US/Kindle) In other interviews, you’ve talked about your stories having a 'moral pendulum' swinging between characters, and the importance of putting the reader slightly off-balance at the end of a … Continue reading Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned: Christopher Currie interviews Wells Tower, part the second
Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned Wells Tower Granta, 2009 9781847080486 (Aus, US/Kindle) Words: Christopher Currie and Wells Tower Image: Chris Somerville Back in March, during one of my reverential trawls through my RSS feeds, I began hearing about an American writer, Wells Tower, whose short story collection Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned was beginning to garner some … Continue reading Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned: Christopher Currie interviews Wells Tower, part the first
Instead of doing this session by session (as the last two days are a blur) I'll just write it as it comes out. * First of all, Why Australian Literature? looked at our national literature and it's current 'crisis', that of globalisation and the possible 'swamping' of other voices and literatures. The panel featured Peter … Continue reading Melbourne Writers Festival 2009 diary part eight: why Australian literature?
Friday 28/8 Debut With Style was chaired by Mr McSweeney's, Eli Horowitz, and on the panel were Evie Wyld, Reif Larsen, Hitomi Kanehara (pictured below) and Lisa Unger. All had a different experience of 'debuting'. Larsen had a 'burning desire' to write The Collected Works of TS Spivetand the publication was almost a bonus. Unger wrote … Continue reading Melbourne Writers Festival 2009 diary part seven: debuts, exquisite short fiction, the bleak outsider, and erotic celebration