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On Robyn Davidson: Writers on Writers

Richard Cooke

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Black Inc
05 May 2020
Biography: general; Literature: history & criticism
'She is a feminist icon, one of our most consequential authors and a unique individual. But perhaps we should start with something she is not- Robyn Davidson does not like to call herself a writer, or at least not a Writer.' Robyn Davidson, author of the classic memoir Tracks, has led a remarkable life of writing and nomadic travel. In this bracing, erudite essay, acclaimed critic and journalist Richard Cooke explores Davidson's relationship with place and freedom, and her singular presence in Australian letters.

In the Writers on Writers series, leading authors reflect on an Australian writer who has inspired and fascinated them. Provocative and crisp, these books start a fresh conversation between past and present, shed new light on the craft of writing, and introduce some intriguing and talented authors and their work.

Published by Black Inc. in association with the University of Melbourne and State Library Victoria.
By:   Richard Cooke
Imprint:   Black Inc
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 186mm,  Width: 121mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   150g
ISBN:   9781760642303
ISBN 10:   1760642304
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   05 May 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Richard Cooke is The Monthly's US correspondent and contributing editor. His work appears in The New York Times, The Best of Longform, Best Australian Essays, The Saturday Paper, The Guardian and Australian Foreign Affairs. He is the current Mumbrella Publish Columnist of the Year, and was a finalist in the 2018 Walkley-Pascall Prize for Arts Criticism.

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