Books that Made Us, about great works of fiction and Australian writers, will be hosted by award-winning actor, scriptwriter and producer Claudia Karvan.
Some of the novelists that will feature include Richard Flanagan, Alexis Wright, Helen Garner, Tim Winton, David Malouf, Kate Grenville, Christos Tsiolkas, Thomas Keneally, Liane Moriarty, Trent Dalton, Kim Scott and Melissa Lucashenko. What a line-up!
A book to accompany the series will also be published. It’s billed as “a cultural history of Australia told through our fiction”.
According to the blurb, it will touch on…
colonial invasion, the bush myth, world wars, mass migration, the recognition of Indigenous sovereignty and the emergence of a modern, global, multicultural nation. Carl [Reinecke, the author] examines how these pivotal events and persuasive ideas have shaped some of Australia’s most influential novels, and how these books, in turn, made us.
You can find out more about the TV series via this ABC podcast that was first broadcast in August.
Books that Made Us will premiere on ABC TV and ABC iView at 8.30pm on 23 November.
Have now found a clip on YouTube about the series…