Jane Gleeson-White | 1942: Rabaul Year Zero
Adams Auditorium, Building 111
UNSW Canberra at ADFA
Northcott Drive, Campbell, ACT
UNSW Canberra and the ACT Writers Centre are excited to host a public lecture by Dr Jane Gleeson-White, 25 September at 6.00pm at UNSW Canberra at ADFA.
1942: Rabaul Year Zero. How do you write a book about the1942 Japanese invasion of the Australian Territory of New Guinea - and in 2018, why would you want to do that anyway?
Dr Gleeson-White, an award-winning non-fiction writer, is this year's Writer-in-Residence, who will spend her time in Canberra researching for her upcoming book, Burnt Angels. The book will explore the effect of the Pacific War on Australian culture and the impact of the Japanese invasion of New Guinea on three generations of women.
Dr Gleeson-White is the program’s second Writer-in-Residence, following a successful stint from Isobelle Carmody in 2017. Poet Angela Gardner has been selected for the 2019 residency.