“We didn’t think of ourselves as hippies, we thought of ourselves as serious people with politics.”
Mandy Sayer won the Vogel Award for her first novel, Mood Indigo, two weeks after this interview took place. She has since published five works of fiction, and six works of non-fiction, including Dreamtime Alice, winner of the 2000 National Biography Award and Australian Audio Book of the Year; Velocity, winner of the 2007 of the South Australian Premiers Award for Non-Fiction and The Age Book of the Year for Non-Fiction; and The Poet’s Wife, shortlisted for the Western Australian Premier’s Award. Her most recent book is Misfits & Me: Collected Non-Fiction.
Photo: Tanya Lake.