• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH003906

Hesba Brinsmead interviewed by Suzanne Lunney [sound recording]

  • Repository National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection
  • Reference ORAL TRC 350
  • Date Range 11-Jun-75 - 11-Jun-75
  • Description

    Brinsmead, Australian author for children and young people, describes the influence of her Blue Mountains, NSW childhood; reading interests; blur between writing for adults & for children; Long Time Passing; schooling; early yearning for city life; wanting to be a writer; teaching course; studying journalism by correspondence; story planning, methodology; character development & plot; Echo in the Wilderness; symbolism; writing pattern; rewriting; influence of poetry on writing style; Who Calls From Afar; unpublished story about Lake Pedder; appeal of her stories to girls; criticism; research; settings; liaison with illustrators; overall theme of her books; expressing points of view in her writing; dialogue; slang; contact with other writers; admiration for writing of Rumer Godden; contemporary literature for young people; The Blue Crane; rejected novels; current projects.

  • Access Access open for research, personal copies and public use.
  • Finding Aid Timed summary (4 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 35 leaves).

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  • Primary Creator
    • Brinsmead, Hesba Fay (1922 - 2003)