10 minutes with Jeanine Leane

10×10 is a series of 10 minute podcasts with presenter and journalist Rosie Goldsmith commissioned and originally published by the Commonwealth Writers. In each podcast Rosie spends 10 minutes talking to authors from five different parts of the world.

The podcasts include Margaret Atwood from Canada, Jamaica’s Lorna Goodison, Sri Lankan-born writer Romesh Gunesekera and Kenya’s Binyavanga Wainaina. Each podcast features an interview with the author about their life, writing and motivation as well as a reading from their work.

Jeanine Leane is a Wiradjuri woman from New South Wales. She currently holds a post-doctoral fellowship at the Australian Centre for Indigenous History at the Australian National University. Jeanine’s research is focused on settler representations of Aboriginal Australians in literature. In 2010, Jeanine published her first book, the prizewinning volume of poetry ‘Dark Secrets After Dreaming: AD 1887-1961’. Her first novel, ‘Purple Threads’ (2011), was shortlisted for the 2012 Commonwealth Book Prize. Listen to the podcast with Jeanine Leane.

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