Of her novel Painter to the King, Amy Sackville writes, “Painting, like writing, has a peculiar and essential relationship with time, with the creation outliving the creator and their world”. Amy is joined by Esi Edugyan and Andrew Miller to discuss how fiction rewinds time and brings past worlds back to life. They ponder the insight fiction provides into yesteryear, reviving forgotten stories and rendering characters human again.
Esi Edugyan'snew novel Washington Black was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, as was her previous novel, the award-winning Half Blood Blues. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
Andrew Miller's novels have been published in twenty countries and have won and been shortlisted for most major international awards. His new novel is Now We Shall Be Entirely Free.
Amy Sackville’s first novel The Still Point was longlisted for the Orange Prize and won the 2010 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and her second, Orkney, won the 2014 Somerset Maugham Award. Her new book is Painter to the King.
Tali Lavi is a writer and reviewer whose work has appeared in publications including Australian Book Review, Sydney Review of Books, Overland and The Melbourne Review. She is Co-Director of Programming at Melbourne Jewish Book Week.