Pete Hay's 'Vandiemonian Essays'


"That these essays are inevitably, passionately of this world of Tasmania, is not to allow the criticism of parochial sensibility, for they are fiercely connected with the most recent international trends in thought and writing. Some of its contents will no doubt be controversial. All are written with wit and without fear, with an erudition lightly worn, and with a pen dipped in a large love of this world. All can be read with both joy and curiosity, for there is little in his world that Pete Hay does not rub against the grain, making us rethink and requestion set ideas we have cleaved to for far too long without question."

                                                                                    Richard Flanagan

Sample Pete Hay's writing from Vandiemonian Essays: