Author(s): David Ireland
In Time Capsule the poem-like writings of a breadth of fictional voices are gathered together in an incisive reflection on contemporary existence. Painting students, surfers, pharmacists, retirees, sports lovers, budding writers, Toastmaster members, churchgoers, people from diverse walks of life - all muse on aspects of human experience, desire, beliefs and existential enigmas, as they put pen to paper to participate in a 'time capsule' project for an unknown future generation. David Ireland's writing is as original and inventive today as it was when his works first appeared on the Australian literary scene.
Three times Miles Franklin award-winning novelist David Ireland first made his mark on the Australian literary scene in the 1970s. In the words of the Australian's literary editor, Stephen Romei, his 'novels of urban, industrial, blue-collar Australia' are 'full of masculinity and sex and violence and hopeless lives but compassionate and wise and funny'. Now aged 89, Ireland is publishing his first poetry book.