David Malouf

David Malouf is one of Australia’s most eminent writers. He has won many Australian and international awards and honours for his work. Poet, writer of short stories, novelist and librettist, he is known for the simplicity and beauty of his language, as well as the clarity of his images of people, their feelings and their settings. Born and educated in Brisbane and deeply influenced by its physical environment, he now lives in Sydney.



Audio Extracts


Thought processes of starting a novel


Writers are not good at explaining how things happen in writing their books


Why he feels people are so responsive to story-telling


The idea of a sublime landscape


David Malouf’s reading of his own poem Beside the Sea