About the event
Gerald Murnane joins us live from Goroke, Australia, to discuss his writing career with his U.S. editor, Jeremy M. Davies. This program will take place on Zoom.
Jeremy M. Davies is our Senior Editor, joining us after four years at Farrar, Straus and Giroux, which saw his acquisition of such titles as Anne Boyer’s 2020 Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir The Undying, Gerald Murnane’s final novel Border Districts and Virginie Despentes’s International Booker Prize-shortlisted novel trilogy Vernon Subutex. Previous to arriving at FSG, Davies was Senior Editor at Dalkey Archive Press. He is also the author of The Knack of Doing (2016), a collection of short fiction, as well as the novels Rose Alley (2009) and Fancy (2015). His fiction has appeared in numerous publications, including Harper’s Magazine, The Baffler and The White Review. His first translation (with Anna Fitzgerald) is of The Suspended Vocation by Pierre Klossowski (2020).
Gerald Murnane is the award-winning author of fifteen books in his native Australia. In 2019 Tamarisk Row and Border Districts, his first novel and his latest work of prose fiction respectively, were published to acclaim in the UK by And Other Stories, and are followed by Collected Short Fiction and Invisible Yet Enduring Lilacs in 2020. More titles will follow. Known for his passion for horse-racing and his refusal to travel outside Australia, Murnane lives in the remote village of Goroke in the northwest of Victoria, near the border with South Australia.