Interview with
Hamish Clayton

Featured in

  • Published 20140204
  • ISBN: 9781922182241
  • Extent: 300 pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

Hamish Clayton is a writer of fiction, essays and criticism. His first novel, Wulf (Penguin New Zealand, 2012), won the New Zealand Society of Authors Best First Book Award, and he is currently working on a second novel. In this interview he speaks about the nature of storytelling, the influence of painting on his writing, and his essay ‘The lie of the land‘ in Griffith REVIEW 43, a ‘biography’ of Russell Drysdale’s iconic painting ‘The Drover’s Wife’, a painting with a complex history not only to Australia’s cultural imaginary but to his own family’s mythology.



You painted before you wrote, and I’m wondering whether that has influenced your work as a writer? Your writing has a sense of having many layers working together at once, which strikes me as quite painterly.

Already a subscriber? Sign in here

If you are an educator or student wishing to access content for study purposes please contact us at griffithreview@griffith.edu.au

Share article

More from author

Afraid of waking it

FictionHE SET THE camera up by the wall in the space he used as his studio. It was one of the many rooms in...

More from this edition

Place in time

MemoirAs told to Glenn Busch by Pamela 'Judy' Ross as part of the Christchurch documentary project, Place in Time.COWLISHAW STREET: I took it out...

Tectonic Z

EssayOF ALL DEVELOPED countries, New Zealand is one of the most dependent on its natural environment for earning its living; and we have lived...

Stay up to date with the latest, news, articles and special offers from Griffith Review.