Kerryn Goldsworthy


Kerryn Goldsworthy is a freelance writer and critic, who spent seventeen years as a lecturer in literature at the University of Melbourne. She has served as editor of Australian Book Review and as a member of the Literature Board of the Australia Council, has edited four anthologies of Australian writing and has written three books, the most recent of which is Adelaide (2011) in the NewSouth City Series. She won the Pascall Prize for Critical Writing in 2013, and was the inaugural Chair of the Stella Prize judging panel, 2013–15.


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EssayIT MAY NOT be the best painting in the Art Gallery of South Australia, and it may not be the most valuable. But one of the gallery’s most historically significant paintings is an enormous canvas by the nineteenth-century Adelaide...

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