The relationship between the Bible and literature is rich and complex. But how specifically has it shaped Australian culture - our writing, institutions, and obsessions. And although Bible Literacy is at an all time low, there seems still to be a magnetism to the ancient text for our creative artists. In the 200th year of the Bible Society in Australia, a panel of experts explores the ongoing contribution of 'The Good Book’.

Supported by The Bible Society.

Meredith Lake (Australian)

Meredith Lake

Dr Meredith Lake is a writer and broadcaster interested in how Australians explore the big questions of faith and meaning. Her most recent book, The Bible In Australia: a cultural history, won the Australian History prize at the 2019 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and the 2019 NSW Premier’s History Awards. She currently hosts Soul Search on ABC Radio National, a weekly show about the lived experience of religion and spirituality.