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Thomas Keneally's Career and the Literary Machine
with Paul Sharrad
Talks / Lecture
Join Paul Sharrad as he explores some of the delights he found while researching Thomas Keneally's papers, including the forgotten highlights of Keneally’s career.
Sharrad will explore the conditions under which writers in the 1960s and 1970s worked to survive, and how writers fit within the drive to create a national culture. He asks how a writer, attempting to create a living from their work, assembles a long-lasting career through negotiation with editors, agents, reviewers and markets. He will also question the place of the writer who becomes a public celebrity, and how 'middlebrow' writing is valued.