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The Mountain
Code: 53  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction
Thursday, May 17 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Drusilla Modjeska, Gail Jones (facilitator)
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For her first foray into fiction, noted writer of memoir and books about women writers and artists Drusilla Modjeska has moved into daring new territory. Her novel explores the interactions, both personal and political, between locals and expats in the roiling days of pre-independence Papua New Guinea and their consequences 30 years later. She talks to Gail Jones.

Drusilla Modjeska (Australian)

Drusilla Modjeska was born in England but lived in Papua before arriving in Australia in 1971. Her books include Exiles at Home, Poppy, The Orchard, Timepieces, Sisters, which she co-edited, and Secrets, with Robert Dessaix and Amanda Lohrey. Poppy won the New South Wales Premier's Literary Award and The Orchard won the Nita B. Kibble Award, the New South Wales Premier's Literary Award and the Australian Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award. Drusilla is also the author of the bestselling Stravinsky's Lunch. The Mountain is her latest novel.

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Gail Jones (Australian)

Gail Jones is the author of two short-story collections and five novels including Sorry and Five Bells. She has been shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award three times and won the Western Australian Premier's Award for Fiction, the Nita B. Kibble Award, the Steele Rudd Award, The Age Book of the Year Award, the Adelaide Festival Award for Fiction and the ALS Gold Medal. She has also been shortlisted for the IMPAC and the Prix Femina. Gail is professor in the Writing and Society Research Centre, University of Western Sydney.