Evelyn Araluen: ‘We’ve got a lot to resolve about our national identity'
2018 Next Chapter recipient Evelyn Araluen discusses the need for a wider diversity of voices in developing Australia's literary culture.
'I think we've got a lot to resolve about our national identity. I think we've got a lot to work through about what we feel is our literary culture, and I think that that's gonna have to happen with a much wider diversity of voices. You know, diversity in terms of culture, in terms of class, in terms of race and religion, gender.
'We've got so many people to bring into this conversation and I would like to see more of it, I would like to see a more serious interrogation of what we actually want our community and what we want our content to be in this country.'