Robyn Davidson’s life and writing has been shaped by curiosity, restlessness and a desire to see the world. In conversation with Sarah L’Estrange, Davidson talks about why she returned to Australia.
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Robyn Davidson was born in Queensland, moved to Sydney in the 1960s, returned to Brisbane before going to Alice Springs to prepare for her journey across the Australian desert. Davidson’s first book Tracks, tells her account of this crossing, it was an international sensation. In the early 1990s, Davidson migrated with and wrote about nomads in north-west India. She is now based in regional Victoria, but spends time each year in India.
Sarah L'Estrange has worked in arts broadcasting on ABC Radio National for almost 20 years. She currently produces The Book Show, Radio National and has interviewed many wonderful Australian and international authors.