It’s reassuring to know an award-winning author still battles writer’s block. We have Michelle de Kretser to thank for that. The two-time Miles Franklin Literary Award winner, who was most recently recognised for The Life To Come following Questions of Travel in 2013, reveals the art she has mastered is still a struggle at times. Born in Colombo, raised in Melbourne and educated in Paris, de Kretser’s honest and humble persona is a veil hiding one of the most awarded literary talents in Australia (her resume includes a long-listing for the international Man Booker Prize for The Lost Dog). Here, Michelle reveals her writing routine, reflects on having a relationship with a fellow creative, and explains her powerful, political acceptance speech for the 2018 Miles Franklin Literary Award. Today, she shares Her Agenda.
You’ve hit the glass ceiling. And our paywall.
Help us smash it by becoming a Future Woman for as little as $7 a month.