Description - The Simple Act of Reading by Debra Adelaide
For it is in the simple act of reading where the living and the dead, the real and the imagined, meet. It is in the simple act of reading where we exercise those two most sacred of human vocations- compassion and creativity. For as we know, without either of these primes there is no possibility for a humanity present or past worth talking about. Junot Diaz
A collection of essays and memoir pieces on the topic of reading, in particular what it means for writers to be readers and how that has shaped their life. The Simple Act of Reading will support Sydney Story Factory by emphasising the importance of reading in shaping an individual's future.
Contributors include; Debra Adelaide, Joan London, Delia Falconer, Sunil Badami, Gabrielle Carey, Luke Davies, Tegan Bennett Daylight, Kate Forsyth, Giulia Giuffre, Andy Griffiths, Anita Heiss, Gail Jones, Jill Jones, Catherine Keenan, Malcolm Knox, Wayne Macauley, Fiona McFarlane, David Malouf, Rosie Scott, Carrie Tiffany and Geordie Williamson.
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Format: Paperback / softback
(236mm x 157mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Random House Australia
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Author Biography - Debra Adelaide
Debra Adelaide teaches at UTS and has worked as a researcher, freelance editor, and occasional book reviewer. Her novels include Hotel Albatross and The Household Guide to Dying. Her anthologies include Acts of Dog and Motherlove.