Transnational Literature

Volume 3, no. 2, August 2016:

Welcome to the August 2016 issue of Writers in Conversation. An interesting mix, this time, with an emphasis on literary critics and criticism. Featured are prominent Australian critic Kerryn Goldsworthy, Professor John Thieme from the University of East Anglia, and French writer Jean-François Vernay talking about his recent book on Australian fiction.

We have three British writers in conversation with Nick Turner about the Orange Prize for women's fiction - Dr Goldsworthy also has something to say about prizes in her wide-ranging conversation with Gillian Dooley.

To round the issue out, we have interviews with American poet Robert Masterson and German novelist Andreas Albrecht.

We hope you enjoy reading the issue!

Nick Turner and Gillian Dooley, Editors

Volume 3, no. 2, August 2016: Contents

An Interview with Andreas Albrecht. Heidi Fruth-Sachs.
German novelist and poet Andreas Albrecht was born in the DDR in 1951.

In Deep Waters with Kerryn Goldsworthy, Freelance Writer and Critic. Gillian Dooley.
Kerryn Goldsworthy is one of Australia’s leading literary critics and public intellectuals.

‘Time and Space do not care what I believe’: Robert Masterson, American Poet and Author in Conversation with Ajit Kumar.
New York based poet and academic, Professor Masterson was born in the American West.

John Thieme on Text and Context in Postcolonial/Colonial Writings. Sunil Sharma.
Professor John Thieme is a Senior Fellow at the University of East Anglia, UK.

An Interview with Jean-François Vernay. Christopher Ringrose.
Jean-François Vernay’s French-Australian background give him an unusual and distinctive perspective on Australian writing.

Literary Prizes and Contemporary Women’s Writing: An Investigation through Interviews. Nick Turner.
Three UK women writers discuss the Orange Prize.

Writers in Conversation is an international online open-access literary journal specialising in well-researched, in-depth interviews with writers in all literary genres (including criticism), concentrating on their work, their ideas and related matters, published jointly by Flinders University, South Australia and Edge Hill University, Lancashire, UK.

Writers in Conversation is indexed in MLA Bibliography and Infobase Index.

Writers in Conversation is published twice each year, in February and August, beginning in February 2014.

Editorial and Advisory team for Writers in Conversation:


Gillian Dooley (Flinders University)
Nick Turner (Edge Hill University)

Advisory Board:

    Cassandra Atherton (Deakin University)
    David Attwell (York University)
    Helen Carr (Goldsmith's College, London)
    Helen Day (University of Central Lancashire)
    Patricia Duncker (University of Manchester)
    Zoe Fairbairns (Novelist)
    Diana Glenn (Flinders University)

    Lisa L. Hannett (Lisa Bennett) (Flinders University)
    Tabish Khair (Aarhus University)
    Chandani Lokuge (Monash University)
    Sudesh Mishra (University of the South Pacific)
    Blake Morrison (Goldsmiths College, London)
    Nadine Muller (Liverpool John Moores University)
    Emma Parker (University of Leicester)
    Robert Phiddian (Flinders University)
    Meg Rosoff (Novelist)
    David Sornig (novelist)
    Craig Taylor (Flinders University)
    Charlotte Wood (novelist, editor of The Writer’s Room)

Editorial Board:

Kym Brindle (Edge Hill University)
Shannon Burns (Adelaide University)
Ginette Carpenter (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Amy T. Matthews (Flinders University)
Frances White (Kingston University)

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