Lecturing at the University of New Delhi

Lecturing at the University of New Delhi

Susane Gervay,Lecturer Literatur at Univrsity of Delhi, Sharon Rundle,Sri Venkateswara College,University of Delhi lectureMeenakshi Bharat, Professor of Literature at the Sri Venkateswara College in the University of New Delhi, organised that I’d speak to a hall of Literature students. It was wonderful. The students were very interested in what and why I write. They are studying Australian Literature. Their questions and interest were very thoughtful and they were keen to read my books. I left a set in their library. Unfortunately, HarperCollins Australia don’t distribute to India.

The University of Delhi is filled with students in both Western and traditional Indian dress. It’s a modern university. It was hospitable when the principal invited  us to have morning tea with her in her sitting room. There is a great professional search for meaning in India, as well as the serious social issues that confront the country.Meenakshi Bharat,Professor of Literature University of Delhi,Sujata Rao, Sharon Rundle

Sujata Rao, a Commonwealth short story prize winner and writer; and Sharon Rundle an academic, writer were at the lecture too. They are both involved in the anthology, ‘Fear Factor: Terror Incognito, published by Picador India. Of course, Meenakshi and I are also involved with ‘Fear Factor: Terror Incognito.’ Meenakshi is both a contributor and the co-editor.

I'm a writer committed to kids in particular. Adults are good too. Want to bring hope through story to my readers. Awarded an Order of Australia, Lady Cutler Award and a Lifetime International Award for Literacy for my body of work, spreading literacy is really important. I'm head of SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand, patron of Monkey Baa Theatre, Ambassador for the Premier's Reading Challenge, Writer Ambassador for Room to Read ... among other roles. I also love heritage and adapting to enhance the lives of people today, which is why I restored The Hughenden Hotel 1870s and The Residences Centennial Park - the only homes in the parklands which are open now for accommodation, events and lots of nature.

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