Tourists, travellers, refugees: an interview with Michelle De Kretser

Watkins, Alexandra 2016, Tourists, travellers, refugees: an interview with Michelle De Kretser, Journal of postcolonial writing, vol. 52, no. 5, Special issue: Asian Australian writing, pp. 572-580, doi: 10.1080/17449855.2016.1233681.

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Title Tourists, travellers, refugees: an interview with Michelle De Kretser
Author(s) Watkins, Alexandra
Journal name Journal of postcolonial writing
Volume number 52
Issue number 5
Season Special issue: Asian Australian writing
Start page 572
End page 580
Total pages 9
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2016
ISSN 1744-9863
Keyword(s) Michelle De Kretser
Questions of Travel
Sri Lanka
Arts & Humanities
Summary Michelle De Kretser was born in Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) and moved to Australia in 1972. From 1989 to 1992 she was a founding editor of the Australian Women’s Book Review. She is the author of several novels, including The Rose Grower (1999), The Hamilton Case (2003–winner of the Tasmania Pacific Prize, the Encore Award [UK] and the Commonwealth Writers Prize [Southeast Asia and Pacific]) and The Lost Dog (2007). Her most recent novel, Questions of Travel, won the 2013 Miles Franklin Award, the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal and the 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards for fiction. In this conversation, which took place by telephone call from Melbourne to Sydney in August 2015, De Kretser discusses Questions of Travel in relation to travel and tourism, the Sri Lankan diaspora, and postcolonial and neocolonial politics.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/17449855.2016.1233681
Field of Research 2005 Literary Studies
Socio Economic Objective 0 Not Applicable
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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