Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Four books that changed A.S. Patrić

Australian writer AS Patrić is the author of the novels Black Rock White City, for which he won the Miles Franklin award in 2016, and Atlantic Black. His latest book is The Butcherbird Stories. One of four books that changed the author, as shared at the Sydney Morning Herald:
David Malouf

Australian authors were so often caught up in their own geography and time it was a startling liberation to read a novella about the exile of a Roman poet – because David Malouf wasn't asking me to forget where we were from. The Australian literary experience could now engage any point of history and it would only reveal more of our own national soul. As much a religious experience for me as it was a great read.
Read about another book Patrić tagged.

--Marshal Zeringue