Gerard Vaughn and David Malouf at the Eat, Drink and Be Literary event at University House. Photo by Stuart Hay.

Dr Gerard Vaughn AM and David Malouf at the Eat, Drink and Be Literary event at University House. Photo by Stuart Hay.

Q&A: David Malouf

A love of the arts has spurred internationally-acclaimed Australian author and poet David Malouf to carve out a niche in his chosen field.

The author of Ransom, Remembering Babylon and Johnno has spent 40 years at the pinnacle of Australian writing and his influences have ranged from the opera and painting to Wuthering Heights and his home country.

His new collection of essays – Being There – is the final of a trilogy of works exploring the idea of home, arts, writing and music.

At an ANU Eat, Drink and Be Literary dinner, 180 diners joined David in conversation with National Gallery of Australia Director DR GERARD VAUGHAN AM.