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Hazel de Berg Hazel de Berg i(A21419 works by)
Born: Established: 1913 ; Died: Ceased: 1984
Gender: Female
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1 Interview with Sidney Nolan Ella O'Keefe (editor), Hazel de Berg (interviewer), 2017 single work interview
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 March vol. 57 no. 1 2017;
'Hazel de Berg’s recordings take place in the homes or work spaces of the subjects rather than a recording studio. This allows something of these places into the recording whether birdsong, traffic or an r&b song playing in the background. In the recordings, de Berg remains enigmatic, the ghostly presence operating the machine.' (Introduction)
1 Interview with Laurie Duggan (Ella O’Keefe Edit) Hazel de Berg (interviewer), 2016 single work interview
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , no. 53.0 2016;
1 Hazel de Berg and Ella O'Keefe Interview with John Forbes Hazel de Berg (interviewer), Ella O'Keefe (interviewer), 2015 single work interview
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 October no. 52.0 2015;

Recorded on 19 August 1980 by Hazel de Berg.

2015 edit by Ella O’Keefe

1 Excerpts from an Oral History Interview Hazel de Berg , 2004 extract interview (Conversation with Frank Moorhouse)
— Appears in: Frank Moorhouse : A Celebration 2004; (p. 33-45)
1 6 y separately published work icon Self Portraits David Foster (editor), Hazel de Berg (interviewer), Canberra : National Library of Australia , 1991 Z131948 1991 anthology interview Edited transcriptions of a selection of interviews by Hazel de Berg from National Library of Australia Oral History Collection.
1 Wilfred Burchett (1911-83): Paris, 21st April 1970 Hazel de Berg (interviewer), 1991 single work interview
— Appears in: Self Portraits 1991; (p. 25-34)
1 y separately published work icon [Conversation with Noreen Shelley] Hazel de Berg (interviewer), 1985 Z1411393 1985 single work interview Shelley speaks of her work as an author of children's books ; her work as an editor for School magazine (N.S.W. Dept. of Education). She speaks of her childhood and of her family ; writing for the Kindergarten of the Air (ABC) ; her first book published: the Piggy Grunter story ; her method of writing. (Libraries Australia record).
1 y separately published work icon Cornelis Vleeskens Interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg Collection Hazel de Berg (interviewer), 1981 Z1508914 1981 single work interview Vleeskens speaks of his work as editor of Fling and the aims of that literary magazine. He describes his family migration to Australia in 1958; his school days in Rooty Hill; his dislike of university studies; working at odd jobs around the country; involvement with drugs; translating his experiences into poems; moving into a rural dairying community in Queensland in 1975 and commencing an Arts Degree; his method of work and provides background information on some of his poems; working as editor for Makar Press. Vleeskens reads the poems: 'Hong Kong Suicide', 'Poem for Celia', 'The Japan Poem', 'Any Day in August', 'Sidewalk in New York', 'Soft', 'Comfortable as My Old Home','Touching on Red Cedar', 'Manning the River' and 'The '98 Flood'. (Source: LibrariesAustralia)
1 y separately published work icon Norman Talbot Interviewed By Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg Collection Hazel de Berg (interviewer), 1981 Z1431109 1981 single work interview Talbot speaks of the influences on his writing; the reasons for devoting himself to publishing Hunter Valley writers; teaching creative writing; the difficulties encountered in writing fiction; writing a series of fantasy stories. Talbot reads and comments on the poems: 'Cold Bath Song', 'World Motel at Walgett', 'Apples or Lips', 'Voyelles', 'Poet to Muse', 'Journey Round the Inside of My Skin'.
1 y separately published work icon Conversation with Philip Salom Hazel de Berg (interviewer), Canberra : National Library of Australia , 1981 Z1405788 1981 single work interview Salom speaks of his style as a painter ; writing poetry ; he describes his writing technique ; he speaks of the pioneering character of his family ; growing up on a dairy farm in W.A. ; his university studies and beginnings as a writer. Salom reads and provides background details to the poems: "My father", "Breath", "The hostel" and "Pity all".
1 y separately published work icon Conversation with Michael Sharkey Hazel de Berg (interviewer), 1981 Z1394784 1981 single work interview Sharkey recalls his childhood and family members who exerted some influence over him ; he speaks of his education in and outside the school system ; he describes some of his lyric pieces ; publishing his first book Woodcuts ; working and studying at university level ; his New Zealand experience ; meeting Robert Graves ; writing poems dealing with the funny side of love ; how he writes and the source of his inspiration ; the task of writing criticisms ; teaching Australian literature. Sharkey reads the poems: 'The Boys Who Stole the Funeral', 'Courtland Possum', 'Creekwater Possum', 'Wind', 'Te Henga', 'Barbarians', 'Seeing Her Go'.
1 y separately published work icon Conversation with Norman Kessell Hazel de Berg (interviewer), Canberra : National Library of Australia , 1981 Z1195539 1981 single work interview Kessell recalls his career as a journalist on various newspapers, beginning in the late 1940s with the Sydney Daily Telegraph ; his work as a theatrical reviewer ; he speaks of the great plays and great performances he has reviewed ; he gives his views on Australian theatre ; he speaks of his approach to theatre as a critic.
1 y separately published work icon Eleanor Witcombe Interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg Collection Hazel de Berg (interviewer), Canberra : National Library of Australia , 1980 Z1492724 1980 single work interview Witcombe speaks about writing screen play adaptations of the novels The Getting of Wisdom and My Brilliant Career; she speaks of the characters in her latest film script Fringe Dwellers. Witcombe describes her beginnings as a writer as well as the ups and downs of her career; her views on television soap operas; her childhood and family; and her future projects.
1 y separately published work icon Conversation with Dr. Val Vallis Hazel de Berg (interviewer), Canberra : National Library of Australia , 1980 Z1463738 1980 single work interview Vallis speaks of his method for writing poems; he describes his family life, growing up in Gladstone, Central Queensland; publishing his poetry in the Bulletin; gaining a scholarship to study after the war; and his career as a university lecturer. Vallis reads the poems: 'Naval Exercises', 'The Enquiry', 'Songs of the East Coast', 'The Old Fisherman', and 'Michael'.
1 y separately published work icon Andrew Taylor Interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg Collection Hazel de Berg (interviewer), 1980 Z1434016 1980 single work interview Taylor speaks of Adelaide Writers' Week; his poetry; his stay in Buffalo and his interest in American poetry; writing prose pieces. Taylor reads from a few of his poems.
1 y separately published work icon [Conversation with Jill Shearer] Hazel de Berg (interviewer), 1980 Z1404770 1980 single work interview Shearer speaks of her play 'The Kite' which won the Utah Cairns Centenary Award ; about her desire to write from childhood ; she defines her style of writing and describes her method of work. (Libraries Australia record)
1 y separately published work icon [Conversation with Gig Ryan] Hazel de Berg (interviewer), 1980 Z1390120 1980 single work interview Ryan speaks of her upbringing and education ; she speaks of her poetry and reads the poems: 'Getting it', 'The see-through wings', 'His cubist drawings', 'Some Sunday', 'Loose red' and 'Eliminations'. (Libraries Australia record).
1 y separately published work icon [Conversation [with] Graham Rowlands] Hazel de Berg (interviewer), Canberra : National Library of Australia , 1980 Z1375580 1980 single work interview Rowlands speaks of his method of work while writing a poem ; his first attempts at poetry writing ; his adolescent years ; studying at the University of Queensland ; authors that he admires ; writing his Doctorate at Flinders University. Rowlands speaks of his publications and reads the poems: "Menzies", "Headmaster", "Twenty one years", "Zarathusta", "The return of Mr. America".
1 y separately published work icon Conversation with Christopher Koch Hazel de Berg (interviewer), 1980 Z855241 1980 single work interview Koch describes his method of writing while working on his first novel The Boys in the Island ; he describes the characters in his second novel Across the Sea Wall ; he speaks of the theme and reasons for writing his third novel The Year of Living Dangerously. Koch provides some biographical details, describing his family environment, his studies in Tasmania and his beginnings as a novelist.
1 Interview by Hazel de Berg Hazel de Berg (interviewer), 1980 extract interview
— Appears in: Martin Johnston : Selected Poems and Prose 1993; (p. 256-265)
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