Final Draft - Monday 21 November 2011 - Journeys with Tim Flannery and Alex Miller
For this show we're going on an adventure, both literally and figuratively.
Steph Coombes speaks with one of Australia’s most famous scientists, Tim Flannery, about his new book. A memoir, Among the Islands follows his experiences in the remote Pacific Islands, whose flora and fauna had gone undocumented for decades. He talks snake-wrangling, monkey-faced bats, and museums as repositories of undiscovered material.
Tim Flannery, produced by Stephanie Coombes. Among The Islands published by Penguin.
I speak to two-time Miles Franklin award winner Alex Miller about his new book, Autumn Laing. If museums are treasure troves of undiscovered gems, then, of course, so are people. You can never really know the lives others lead, is a theme of this book, loosely modelled on the affair between artist Sidney Nolan and Sunday Reed in the 30s in Melbourne.
Alex Miller, produced by Neda Vanovac. Autumn Laing published by Allen & Unwin.
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