Helen Garner: One Day I’ll Remember This


Helen Garner in Conversation with Cate Kennedy

One of Australia’s most revered literary authors and fiercely scrupulous memoirists, Helen Garner, sits down with Castlemaine-based author Cate Kennedy to discuss the second volume of her diaries, One Day I’ll Remember This, covering 1987 to 1995. These chart a tumultuous stage in her life, beginning with an all-consuming affair and ending with the publication of The First Stone – and the furore that followed it.

Garner is scrupulous, painstaking, and detailed, with sharp eyes and ears. She is everywhere at once, watching and listening, a recording angel at life’s secular apocalypses… her unillusioned eye makes her clarity compulsive. – James Wood, New Yorker