In its annual Honouring Australian Writers series, Writing NSW pays tribute to writers who have made an important contribution to our literary culture.
In 2020 we honour renowned author, journalist, playwright, and political activist Katharine Susannah Prichard (1883-1969). Her writing was informed by socialist ideals that embraced anti-racism, feminism and anti-colonial nationalism. She published many major novels, including Working Bullocks (1926), hailed on publication as the first Australian modern novel, and Coonardoo (1929), joint winner of the Bulletin Prize.
This year we will re-examine the legacy of Katharine Susannah Prichard with an exciting interactive program across November. Each week will release videos, images, sound recordings and further reading about one of Australia’s most distinguished writers of the first half of the twentieth century.
Honouring: Katharine Susannah Prichard will launch on Monday 9 November with a guide to reading her work from author and biographer Nathan Hobby.
What events shaped the life of Katharine Susannah Prichard? Biographer Nathan Hobby takes us through her early years and most productive era. Take a virtual tour of ‘Katharine’s Place’ and listen to an interview with K.S.P about her career in journalism during WW1.
Follow K.S.P. on Twitter!
Image credit May Moore, from the State Library of NSW collection.
The Honouring Australian Writers series is supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, this year with thanks to the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre
More in the Honouring Australian Writers series:
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Online: Writing a Sense of Place
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