Robert Dessaix’s new book is an essential companion for those pondering how to age well, and cogitating on what life is all about anyway. The Time of Our Lives: Growing Older Well posits that a rich inner life is key to both and enables readers to share in Robert’s sharp, expansive, witty exploration of his own inner world. Reflecting on time, religion, painting, dancing, family and more, this is a wise and timely exploration of the challenges and possibilities of ageing.
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Robert Dessaix is a writer of fiction, autobiography and essays. Previously an academic of Russian language and literature at the ANU and UNSW, Robert presented the weekly Books and Writing program on ABC Radio National for over a decade. His most recent book is The Time of our Lives.
Chris Flynn is the author of The Glass Kingdom and A Tiger in Eden, which was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize. His fiction and non-fiction have appeared in The Age, The Australian, Griffith Review, Meanjin, Australian Book Review, The Saturday Paper, Smith Journal, The Big Issue, Monster Children and many other publications. He has conducted interviews for The Paris Review and is a regular presenter at literary festivals across Australia. His latest novel is Mammoth (UQP May 2020). Chris lives on Phillip Island, next to a penguin sanctuary.