In its annual Honouring Australian Writers series, Writing NSW pays tribute to writers who have made an important contribution to our literary culture.
This year we honour renowned author and political activist Katharine Susannah Prichard (1883-1969). She was opposed to racism, war, and all forms of social injustice and embraced these ideals in her writing. She published many major novels, including Working Bullocks, considered the first Australian modern novel, and Coonardoo, joint winner of the Bulletin Prize.
Image credit May Moore, from the State Library of NSW collection.
The Honouring Australian Writers series is supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund and State Library of NSW.
More in the Honouring Australian Writers series:
Talking Writing: India
India has long been the subject of literary fascination, from within and without. But what does it mean to write about a country, particularly when your sense of belonging may be complicated or compromised? And as far as muses go, what particular appeal or challenges does India present as a place and culture? Manisha Jolie Amin (Dancing […]