Vol. 6 No. 2 (2019): August 2019

Welcome to the August 2019 issue of Writers in Conversation.

In this issue we bring you five conversations with authors based in India, Australia and the UK, conducted by scholars from Mallorca, Australia and India. 

Basudev Sunani is an Oriya poet from Odisha, and in his interview with Jaydeep Sarangi he discusses his experience as a Dalit writer and his commitment to the Dalit movement. Another Indian poet, Malay Roychoudhury, in conversation with Zinia Mitra and Jaydeep Sarangi, gives a fascinating account of his formative part in the avant-garde 'Hungryalist' movement in Bengal in the 1960s.

Two Australian novelists are interviewed in this issue. Jane Rawson discusses her extraordinary unclassifiable novel, 'From the Wreck', partly based on a famous event in South Australian history, with Patrick Allington, while Australian author Candice Fox speaks candidly to Mallorcan scholar Catalina Ribas-Segura about her successful career as a popular crime fiction writer.

South African born novelist and academic Elleke Boehmer, now based at Oxford University, spoke to Gillian Dooley about her new book 'The Shouting in the Dark and other Southern Writing' at a public event in Adelaide in February 2019, and this conversation and the discussion that follows are transcribed here. 

We hope you enjoy this selection of interviews with a range of writers with very different life stories and experiences of the creative process.

Gillian Dooley and Nick Turner, Editors.

Published: 2019-07-29