I’m excited to have a recently published biographer, John Burbidge, share his thoughts on literary biography in a four-part interview on A Biographer in Perth. Part 1 today.
At the Perth Writers’ Festival in February, I discovered John Burbidge’s Dare Me! The Life and Work of Gerald Glaskin, the biography of a significant Perth writer often overlooked in his home country. I had the chance to introduce myself to John at the book-signing and he has generously agreed to answer my questions about literary biography to share on this blog. John’s answers – a series of four over the next four days – are splendid reflections on the theory and praxis of writing a biography. You can find more about Dare Me! on John’s website about Glaskin; find out about John’s other work as an editor and writer at http://www.wordswallah.com, including a page on his memoir, The Boatman, to be published in Australia later this year.
Biographer-in-Perth: I was struck by the way you opened with a thematic treatment of the beach in Glaskin’s life…
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