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The Department of English and Creative Writing, in collaboration with University Collections of the University of Adelaide present The South with Nobel Laureate, JM Coetzee; Australian novelist and academic, Gail Jones; and Miles Franklin awardee, Alexis Wright with Nicholas Jose, Professor of English and Creative Writing, the University of Adelaide and Bath Spa University, UK.

"What is left is the real South, the South of this real world, where most of those present in this room were born and most of us will die. It is a unique world — there is only one South — with its unique skies and its unique heavenly constellations. In this South the winds blow in a certain way and the leaves fall in a certain way and the sun beats down in a certain way that is instantly recognisable from one part of the South to another".

JM Coetzee, Buenos Aires, April 2016

In a conversation with readings, four writers discuss their experience of writing in and from the South. What is the South as seen through Southern eyes? Can it be free of the weight of the Northern gaze?

Books will be available for signing.

If you need more information please contact
+61 (0) 8 8313 3086, email unicollections@adelaide.edu.au or visit adelaide.edu.au/uni-collections




image Ian North. Felicia 38. 1978 (detail) gelatin silver print, 20.3 x 31.3 cm

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