John Scheckter teaches at Long Island University, New York. He is a founding member and past president of the American Association of Australasian Literary Studies, and is currently working on a study of an Australian officer in World War I.
Long Island University
Keneally has frequently put himself in the way of historical crises, and has risked and most often found his individual voice within epochal stories. Such patterns of risk-taking inform much of his work, including his engagement with American materials. Here…
Concluding a 2003 lecture series for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the First Nations writer Thomas King says 'the truth about stories is that that's all we are'. He then quotes Ben Okri, the Nigerian author, who claims that while 'we…