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Australian books: More Than Just Grit

17 October 2020
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Aussie books have been characterised as gritty and brave. What does this mean? If these descriptors are true reflections of the Aussie voice, what in the Australian experience influences its writing to be like this?

To delve into this challenging question of identity, hear from a panel of authors from the Australian literary scene to interrogate what is unique about Australian stories, and what factors in Australian life contribute to the Australian voice.

The Australian literary scene is as diverse and unique as our landscape and the creatures within it. Our stories may be known for their bravery, rawness and honesty, but there’s plenty more to be discovered if you dig deeper.