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Tegan Bennett

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AWW21 The Details: On Love, Death and Reading - Tegan Bennett Daylight

Adelaide Writers' Week

Part memoir, part love letter to her favourite books and authors, Tegan Bennett Daylight’s first collection of essays, The Details: On Love, Death and Reading, evokes Blake’s observation that one can see “a World in a Grain of Sand.” The detail is the point, she writes. Drawing on noted authors including Jane Austen, George Saunders, S. J. Perelman and particularly Helen Garner, Tegan skillfully blends observations about writing and reading with recollections from her own life, from the profound to the everyday, to moving, inspiring and sometimes hilarious effect. Chaired by Geordie Williamson


24 Mar 2021

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AWW21 Reading: Immersion and Inspiration - Debra Adelaide and Tegan Bennett Daylight

Adelaide Writers' Week

Debra Adelaide and Tegan Bennett Daylight have lived their lives immersed in books – as writers, editors, critics, teachers and, most importantly, as readers. In Debra’s The Innocent Reader: Reflections on Reading and Writing and Tegan’s The Details: On Love, Death and Reading, they reflect with candour and generosity on their love of reading, and the joy and fulfillment it offers them, exploring the deep emotional connection they have forged with the written word and the worlds it can contain.


23 Mar 2021

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Tegan Bennett Daylight & Evelyn Araluen


Tegan Bennett Daylight discusses her new book, The Details: On Love, Death and Reading, a collection of essays that examines the connections we form with literature and, in turn, with each other; and Evelyn Araluen, poet, researcher and co-editor of Overland Literary Journal talks about the new issue, where multiple writers tackle questions about health and (un)wellness in the time of Covid.With presenter Mel Cranenburgh. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/backstory


14 Oct 2020

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Live Recording: Tegan Bennett Daylight on reading & writing

The Readings Podcast

Tegan Bennett Daylight chats with fellow author Alice Robinson about her new book, The Details: On Love, Death and Reading. This is a live recording of an online event hosted via Zoom during the Covid-19 crisis.


18 Sep 2020

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Tegan Bennett Daylight "The Details"

Books, Books, Books

Tegan Bennett Daylight on her new essay collection, “The Details” in which she discusse the joys of reading Proust and of being read by Helen Garner.SHOW NOTES: Nicole AbadeeWebsite: https://www.nicoleabadee.com.auFacebook: @nicole.abadeeTwitter: @NicoleAbadeeTegan Bennett DaylightWebsite: https://teganbennettdaylight.comhttps://www.simonandschuster.com.au/books/The-Details/Tegan-Bennett-Daylight/9781760855253Simon and Schuster "The Details": See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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3 Sep 2020

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The Details: Tegan Bennett Daylight in conversation with Charlotte Wood

Byron Writers Festival

Tegan Bennett Daylight has led a life in books – as a writer, a teacher and a critic, but first and foremost as a reader. In this deeply insightful and intimate work, Daylight describes how her reading has nourished her life, and how life has informed her reading. In both, she shows us that it’s the small points of connection – the details – that really matter: what we notice when someone close to us dies, when we give birth, when we make friends. In life’s disasters and delights, the details are what we can share and compare and carry with us. In this Conversations from Byron podcast, Tegan talks with long-time friend and writing confidant Charlotte Wood about her love of books. They touch on the varied subjects of Tegan’s essays, from her mother’s influence on her reading life, to childhood and its aftermath (as in her celebrated essay ‘Vagina’), the authors who have shaped her, and the power of language to spark joy.


16 Jul 2020

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Tegan Bennett Daylight

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Tegan Bennett Daylight's 'Six Bedrooms' are short stories of adolesent happenings but allow reflection from a more mature reader.

23 Jul 2015