Episode 8

Published on:

30th Apr 2020

WRITING ABOUT IDENTITY with Melina Marchetta

"The middle ground between tokenism and stereotype is just good storytelling". Australian YA legend Melina Marchetta (Looking for Alibrandi; Saving Francesca; Finnikin of the Rock; The Piper's Son) talks about what she has learnt about writing from the perspective of identity in the 28 years since her first novel was released, and what has changed – or hasn't changed – in the way writers can best approach questions of identity in their work.

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The WestWords Podcast
Short and sweet interviews with some of WestWords' favourite presenters
These bite-sized conversations with some of WestWords' favourite presenters cover many of the skills required by writers of all stages of development, from the heart of Greater Western Sydney.