• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH002513

Helen Garner interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection [sound recording]

  • Repository National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection
  • Reference ORAL TRC 1/1260
  • Date Range 12-Oct-92 - 12-Oct-92
  • Description

    1 sound tape reel (ca. 45 min.) Garner speaks of her childhood, growing up in a suburb of Geelong ; her Melbourne University years ; the influence of Glen Tomasetti on her writing career ; her introduction to unionism while teaching ; how she began writing her novel “Monkey grip” and her method of work ; her thoughts on the film based on that novel ; living in Paris and writing her second book “Honour, and Other people’s children” ; problems encountered when writing on matters very close to her.

  • Access Written permission required for research use, personal copies and public use during the lifetime of the interviewee.
  • Finding Aid Transcript available (15 p.)

Related entries

  • Primary Creator
    • Garner, Helen (1942 - )
    • de Berg, Hazel Estelle (1913 - 1984)