Re-reading Classic Australian Novels

Re-Reading Australian Classic Novels

2pm , Room 3, 3rd Friday

Convenor Sally Edwards 0478 161 817

The recent ABC TV series “Books that Made us”, hosted by Claudia Karvan has prompted us to think about re-reading some of the Australian novels that we may have read years ago.  We will meet once a month on the 3rd Friday ( to be confirmed) at the U3A rooms.  Hosted by Sally Edwards, the first six books have been selected so that you can look for them at op shops, libraries or in your own collection.  The first six will be:

February :  Cloud Street, Tim Winton

March :      My Brilliant career, Miles Franklin

April:          Johnno, David Malouf*

May:           A fortunate life, A B Facey*

June:           True History of the Kelly Gang – Peter Carey*

July:             Monkey Grip, Helen Garner*

The titles marked with a star will be sourced from the State Library , Public Library collection of Book Club Sets.  Four additional titles will be selected by the group for August to November and will be other Australian classics either from our own sources or from State Library. Some of the titles have also been made into films and can be accessed via libraries or online.

The group will be an informal discussion of the book and how it impacted us when first we read it and now how we feel about reading it again in 2022.