From the award-winning and paradigm-shifting author of Dark Emu comes Salt, a collection of Bruce Pascoe’s stories and essays showcasing his shimmering genius across a lifetime of work. Distilling the intellect, passion and virtuosity in all Bruce’s writings, Salt traverses his long career and explores his enduring fascination with Australia’s landscape, culture and history. Named a Dreamtime Person of the Year for his contributions to Indigenous culture, Bruce joins Sally Warhaft for a conversation about this tender, devastating and funny new anthology from one of our most important voices.
Presented by ARA.
Bruce Pascoe (Australian)
Bruce Pascoe is an award-winning writer and a Yuin, Bunurong and Tasmanian man. He is a Board member of First Languages Australia and Professor of Indigenous Knowledge at the University of Technology Sydney. In 2018, he was named Dreamtime Person of the Year for his contribution to Indigenous culture. Salt is a collection of his best and most celebrated stories and essays, which traverses his long career and explores his enduring fascination with Australia’s landscape, culture and history.
Sally Warhaft (Australian)
Sally Warhaft is a Melbourne broadcaster, anthropologist and interviewer and the host of the Wheeler Centre’s live journalism series, The Fifth Estate. She is a former editor of The Monthly magazine and the author of the bestselling book Well May We Say: The Speeches that Made Australia. Sally is a regular host and commentator on ABC radio and has a PhD in anthropology.