The fires that are burning across Australia are changing this place, quite possibly forever, and with it our natural, social, cultural, and political narratives.
Linda Jaivin is the author of 11 long-form works, including seven novels, five of which are set in Sydney and two in China, as well as the China memoir The Monkey and the Dragon (2001). Her first novel, Eat Me (1995), was on the Australian best-seller lists for seven months and was translated into more than a dozen languages. She is also an essayist and cultural commentator, writing on such diverse subjects as sexuality, refugees, travel, and the arts. She is a literary translator from Chinese, specializing in film subtitling. She has also made two radio documentaries for Radio National, one on the subject of privacy (“Nothing to Hide”) and another on the state of arts criticism in Australia (“Situation Critical”). Linda also coedits The China Story Yearbook, published by the Centre on China in the World at the Australian National University.