Bruno speaks with Il Globo newspaper —
“I invited writers to come and speak to my students because I was trying to engage them in telling their own stories and having a go at some of these things too,” Bruno said.
The innovative idea to welcome writers into the classroom led to the conception of Rotunda in the West: Conversations with Australian Writers.
The initiative was a series of intimate discussions with Australian writers, hosted by Victoria University but open to the wider community.
“We started with writers like Martin Flanagan from The Age because I loved how he captured football and family life,” Bruno said.
The conversations became a monthly affair and continued for around seven years.
They also launched Bruno onto the literary scene as a remarkable interviewer.
Read the entire interview at Il Globo. Story by Laura Egan.