In his electrifying contribution to the Writers on Writers series, author Christos Tsiolkas recounts his year spent reading Patrick White and his rediscovery of the literary great. On Patrick White is a vivid celebration of the Nobel Prize–winning author’s work that asks: What does it mean to us now? In conversation with writer Michelle de Kretser, Christos speaks about the author he believes “did more than any other writer in the twentieth century to create an imaginative language that we can call ‘Australian’”.

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