Welcome to the second instalment of the Overland author-interview podcast series, in which we chat with one of our contributing authors about the ideas behind their words, their writing practice and their world. We’ll also listen in as they spoil us with readings of the featured work.
This month, we invite you to join Overland editorial intern Eloise Oxer in conversation with award-winning Australian poet, novelist and critic Alison Croggon, as they discuss the innumerable benefits of art and the case for public arts funding.
Alison writes prolifically, across many genres, and is one of Australia’s most respected critical voices. Her essay ‘Why Art?’ recently featured in the spring issue of Overland, is at the heart of this month’s author-interview podcast. We hope you enjoy!
(Many thanks to Chris Chapple for the music.)