Australian literature

Kate Jennings

With her incandescent anger, sharp tongue and courage, Kate Jennings spoke to power. Her death offers a moment to reflect on the role of writers as forces of social change.

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A half century after the publication of his iconic novel, Voss, Patrick White's legacy will be debated at a public symposium this week. The event is co-hosted by UNSW's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, ahead of the Sydney Writers' Festival.