Presented by Daniel Burt, Monique Sebire and Bobby Macumber


Sean O’Beirne Talks Helen Garner On Breakfasters

As part of Black Inc.'s Writers on Writers series, Melbourne author Sean O’Beirne reflects on the life and writing of Helen Garner in a brilliant new essay.

He joins Breakfasters to talk about how it felt – as both a fan and a fellow literary writer - to dive into the world of Garner. “She gives me the most trouble, and leads me to the most interesting questions,” he explains.

O’Beirne tells Mon, Daniel and Bobby about re-visiting Monkey Grip, how he kept his sycophancy in check, and whether Helen has read the essay.

Listen to the full interview below.

On Helen Garner by Sean O’Beirne is out now.

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