In the field of Australian literature, Frank Moorhouse looms large – much like his best known books, known as the Edith trilogy.
Two-time shortlisted nominee and one-time winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award, Frank released the final book of the trilogy, Cold Light, in 2012.
Set in Canberra in the 1950s, Edith Campbell Berry’s prospects for a bright career in foreign affairs have faded, but she’s soon pulled in another direction: the planning of the nation’s capital.
I spoke to the inimitable Frank Moorhouse ahead of his appearance at the Canberra Readers’ Festival in 2012.
Cold Light is written by Frank Moorhouse and published by Random House.
Interview broadcasted on ArtSound FM.
Interview date: 14 September 2012.