Brian Castro


February 25, 2013 by Admin


2021 Brian Castro in Converation; Australian Studies in China; with Prof. Pookong Kee:

Wheeler Centre, Working With Words:

Better Reading: “Being Noticed”

Prime Minister’s Literary Awards:

12 September 2017: ExBerliner – ILB author spotlight Brian Castro,


17 March 2017: Q&A – Brian Castro, Australian Writer: ‘Macau is still an enclave in the past’, Macau Daily Times


15 March 2017: “Vogel Survey: Brian Castro”, n.a, Meanjin Quarterly, March 15, 2017


14 December 2014: Q&A with writer Brian Castro - Interviewed by Deborah Kalb


12 September 2013: Interview with Magdelena Ball - The Compulsive Reader


9 December 2012: Radio Interview – Interviewed by Catherine Kenneally, Brian Castro, who is currently Professor of Creative Writing at Adelaide University, talks about, and reads an excerpt from, his novella Street to Street, based on the life of early 20th Century poet Christopher Brennan. 101.5 FM Radio Adelaide


11 July 2009: Shanghai Dancing Trailer – This award-winning “fictional autobiography” is Castro’s eighth book [trailer by Samuel Arbizo]



March 2010, Adelaide: Meet the author Brian Castro. Brian Castro discusses his life of writing, his background, the themes of his work and his new novel, The Bath Fugues. Castro has written nine books and is one of Australia’s most acclaimed and awarded authors.The session is chaired by Amanda Nettlebeck


Thursday 9 July 2009: The Book Show, ABC Radio – Brian Castro’s The Bath Fugues [with Ramona Kova]l. Australian novelist Brian Castro discusses his new book The Bath Fugues. The book is structured as three linked novellas, each is in 30 parts or variations.


 May 2, 2009: Q & A with novelist Brian Castro - Australian novelist Brian Castro talks about himself and his award-winning ‘fictional autobiography’ Shanghai Dancing. The interview was recorded in San Francisco at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts during Castro’s debut author tour in support of the US release of Shanghai Dancing. with Kaya Press.



8 November 2008: The Wordshed – Brian Castro, Writing in fragments. Produced by the Johanna Featherstone and the Red Room Company (, on behalf of the Writing and Society Research Group in the College of Arts, Education and Social Sciences at the University of Western Sydney.



24 November 2008: ‘Grammars of Creation’: An interview with Brian Castro – Marilyne Brun [The Journal of the European Association of Studies on Australia, Vol.2. No.1, 2011, under the auspices of Coolabah Observatori: Centre d’Estudis Australians, Australian Studies Centre, Universitat de Barcelona] – In this interview, contemporary Australian writer Brian Castro addresses a number of themes and concepts that are central to his critical work and fiction. In the interview, Castro discusses his oeuvre as a whole,providing insights into the starting point for his first eight novels. He comments on the concepts of transgression, hybridity,polyphonia, cosmopolitanism and play, underlining the central significance of grammar,ethics and aesthetics in his work. The interview also includes reflections on the development of Asian Australian studies and the importance of translating novels. In the final sections of the interview, Castro discusses the relation between his critical work and his novels and reflects on the common conflation of the novelist and the theorist in much literary criticism.








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