Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Melbourne Writer’s festival -revisited

On Friday 21st August I attended a great session at the MWF “Love & Truth” with authors Howard Goldenberg and Rupert Isaacson.

Howard has written the critically acclaimed book “My father’s compass” about his father’s life and more recently “Raft” which deals with his work with indigenous communities.

Rupert’s second book “Horse boy” is about his son Rowan who is autistic and the family’s trip to Mongolia to investigate horse therapy for Rowan’s condition.

Robert Hillman chaired the discussion and elicited some very moving and humorous anecdotes from the two writers around the theme of love and truth and whether the two can be balanced when writing about those you love.

A wonderful session.

Kew Library

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