Brian Castro

Brian Castro

is the author of ten novels, including the multi award-winning Double-Wolf (1991) and Shanghai Dancing (2003)


About Brian Castro

Brian Castro is the author of ten novels, including the multi award-winning Double-Wolf (1991) and Shanghai Dancing (2003). He has also published a volume of essays entitled Looking For Estrellita (1999). His latest novel is Street To Street (2012). He is Director of the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice at the University of Adelaide.


Articles about Brian Castro

Articles by Brian Castro

Brian Castro

Sensible Seeing: A Place in the Country by W.G. Sebald

In its six essays on five writers and a painter, his gaze operates like a form of scansion, picking up the long and short sounds (moments musicaux as Sebald calls them, via Schubert) in order to get behind the art in all its grief and consolation, to discover the differentiation between the life and the work.

Literature and Fashion

Much of what I read in the field of criticism these days is not purely literary criticism or practical criticism in the I.A. Richards tradition, or theoretical critique, but essays which are also fictions...