Main Program | Anna Funder Explores the Hidden Life of Mrs. Orwell

19 Oct 2023 12:45 - 13:45
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Alang-Alang @Taman Baca. Jl Raya Sanggingan Ubud (Google Maps)

In Wifedom: Mrs. Orwell’s Invisible Life, Anna Funder brilliantly combines biography, memoir, and literary detective work to explore George Orwell’s relationship with his wife, Eileen O’Shaughnessy. Eileen, an Oxford scholar, sacrificed her own ambitions in psychology to support Orwell’s writing journey. Funder delves into the role of unpaid labor, often carried out by women, in fostering stellar creative careers like Orwell’s. Annabel Crabb interviews Funder, discussing her compelling book that sheds light on the unheralded work of women today and offers an intimate glimpse into one of the 20th century’s most significant literary marriages.

Dalam Wifedom: Mrs. Orwell’s Invisible Life, Anna Funder dengan cemerlang menggabungkan biografi, memoir dan karya detektif sastra untuk menjelajahi hubungan George Orwell dengan istrinya, Eileen O’Shaughnessy. Eileen, seorang cendekiawan Oxford, mengorbankan ambisi-ambisinya di bidang Psikologi untuk mendukung perjalanan kepenulisan Orwell. Funder mendalami peranan kerja tak berbayar, seringkali dilakukan oleh perempuan, dalam memupuk karier bintang-bintang kreatif seperti Orwell. Annabel Crabb mewawancara Funder, membahas bukunya yang dengan sangat menarik menjelaskan kerja-kerja tak terduga yang dilakukan perempuan saat ini dan memberikan kilasan intim darl salah satu pernikahan sastra terpenting abad ke-20.


Anna Funder

Anna Funder is a highly acclaimed and award-winning Australian writer. Her novel All That I Am, which centers on resistance to fascism in Germany, received the prestigious Miles Franklin Award …

Annabel Crabb

Annabel Crabb is among Australia’s most beloved journalists, celebrated for her role as a writer and presenter at ABC. With a remarkable two-decade tenure covering Australian politics, she has garnered …