THE RED WITCH: a biography of Katharine Prichard (@KSP1883) out now. Special Collections Librarian, Curtin Uni. PhD in literary studies, UWA.
Dec 11, 2019 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
I love The Shelf Life of Zora Cross (1890-1964), @cclperkins' biography of the Australian poet and journalist from @MonashPub. publishing.monash.edu/books/slzc-978…
The playful title catches the tone, as Perkins narrates the early literary celebrity and then the long struggle of an exuberant, uncontainable writer who didn't always make the best decisions.
Sep 30, 2019 • 7 tweets • 4 min read
Commemorate #KSP50 by reading one of Katharine Susannah Prichard's best stories on @TroveAustralia (in no strict order):
1. The Kid (1907) - a gothic bush story, written the year her father killed himself. I think it's the best of her early work. trove.nla.gov.au/version/258015…