Ruth Park’s Fishing in the Styx in the Aussie Classics Book Club

Fishing in the Styx, from Ruth Park is the feature of our March Australian Classics Book Club.

Australian Classics Book Club

The Australian Classics Book Club is a monthly exploration of Australian writing; who we are, or perhaps aren’t, and what makes us tick. Each episode features a panel of authors, editors, publishers and is a great way to look back and discover great Australian Writing.

Ruth Park’s Fishing in the Styx

Ruth Park is the beloved creator of classic Australian works such as The Harp in the South, Playing Beattie Bow and the Muddle Headed Wombat series. Fishing in the Styx is a memoir of Ruth Park’s writing life. From her her arrival in Sydney and marriage to D’arcy Niland, her love and literary partner, through her extraordinary literary life Ruth Park maintained an extraordinary literary output. Fishing in the Styx is a portrait of a writer amongst writers and illustrates the hardship and extraordinary creativity it took to live the writing life in Sydney through the middle twentieth century.

Today’s Book Club features Alaina Gougoulis, senior editor at Text Publishing and Tegan Bennett Daylight, author of Bombora and What Falls Away in conversation with Andrew Pople.

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