Renowned novelist and creative non-fiction writer, Robert Drewe,
teams up with internationally acclaimed poet, John Kinsella, to explore
a common geography in poetry and prose.
Sand is quintessentially Australian. It is a property from
which many of our stories, assumptions and geographical reckonings are
drawn. For Drewe and Kinsella, it evokes the memories - both
personal and cultural - that inspire the writing in this book.
Digging into its shifting foundations, the authors use their own lives
to explore the importance of sand in the Australian psyche.
About The Author
Robert Drewe was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1943. He grew up and was educated in Western Australia where he took up journalism with the West Australian in 1961. He was literary editor for the Australian from 1971 to 1974. He won the Walkley Award (Australia's highest such award) for journalism in 1976 and 1981. He currently lives in Sydney.