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Episode Info: Shownotes: Long Afternoon of the World  PB The Aunt’s Story by Patrick White  E PB The Fat Man in History by Peter Carey  PB The Electrical Experience by Frank Moorhouse  PB Transcript [0:00] Music. [0:09] Today I’m delighted to be interviewing notable author Graeme Kinross-Smith Graham welcome to the book cave.Great to be here wonderful to have you graemekinrosssmith has been on the Australian literary scene for over 40 years publishing his first book in the early 1970 s and going on to become a prolific,eclectic and award-winning writer and a pioneer in teaching creative writing. [0:35] Quite a CV Graham very impressive know you’re published in fiction non-fiction short story Poetry and you’re also a photographer. [0:48] Wonderful how did you come to writing well it’s it’s where life takes you in a sense.And I can’t do writing I begin to realise that I might want to write creatively when I was finishing University at Melbourne University in the late 50s and I went to my tutor. [1:12] To farewell her and say goodbye in her and I said to her like I like to do some writing and she’s a riot essays you know featuring academic and I said no I think I think I’m heading towards Poetry in feet.Oh well um do you know any writers I said,no I don’t actually just as well good luck so this was the akan and the academy looking at me as somebody wanted to write creative that’s that’s where it began.Under up again by writing well short fiction I suppose and then I got involved in.Commissioned and freelance journalism about the murray-darling river system which satisfied my. [2:04] Oh you know my penis to travel around and meet new people and see new vistas and Southern Sun over quite a number of years actually it turned into a bookand no that’s if you’re 2nd of the month of the Murray which was published in 1975 and you’ve contributed a really beautiful chapterwhich really tracks the Murray from its source up by apnea Corryong in the Snowy Mountains all the way to the mouth in the beautiful Coorong across the Beautiful,Goolwa barrage is hello which was quite a privilege to do actually had to get special permission to drive across the boulevard from Island to Island sometimes through waterI noticed a certainly with the Murray Mouse over over here that you can see out of the corner of your eye where the issues into the sea.And you go from Island to Island and it puts you into the Coorong really but most people have never done that of course no no so yeah that was,who are parts of the Murray when we’re preparing this book. [3:09] I hadn’t as it happened visited and some of them were in South Australia so we did this long trip and write some articles out of it and put it into the book.You actually write about the Murray which has become quite a contentious issue in modern times...
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