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FAMOUS NOVEL Dramatised
Helen Simpson's "Boomerang"
The famous Australian novel, "Boomerang," considered by many to be one of the best stories written by Helen Simpson, has been dramatised for radio.
THIS is one of the first im-
portant, Australian novels adapted for radio, and it has
! been ably dramatised by Wil-
liam Power, of Station 2GB.
I Miss Simpson, who ls revisiting Aus-
tralia after an absence of ten years, is very pleased with the dramatisation
J of her novel. "Mr. Power has got into
my mind, so to speak," she says, "he understands what I mean."
Mr. Power considers that as Miss
Simpson is now m Sydney the time is opportune to tefl radio listeners about "Boomerang.'' So listen-in on Thursday. August 19, at 11.45 aan., daring The Australian Women's Weekly session, to a "Boomerang" in-
terview with Dorothea Vautier.
yr ISS SIMPSON has lived lor the
most part In England, and ls thus able to write of her native land with detachment and perhaps with an ac- curacy that Australians who live here all the time find difficult.
Interviewed at the home of her brother. Mr. Telford Simpson, Miss Simpson talked about the future of the Australian novel,
j "If they're good enough they have ] an enormous future," she said, "but Australian writers will have to realise that they are op against a
world market and should try to write 1 for home consumption only. Aus-
tralia, owing to its geographical situa- tion, has a kind of artistic isolation. I too. Australian novels and novelists
are going to benefit immensely by the quickening of communications, and still more by the cheapening of com-
William Power, who has dramatised "Boomerang" for 2GB, had a novel, "Men Need Armour," published seve- ral years ago, written mostly at the age of 19, and has contributed exten-
sively to University periodicals. He_ j also won the Beauchamp prize for" I English Essays at the University.
I He is a barrister who has deserted
law in favor of drama.
WILLIAM POWER, whose radio plays from 2GB are a brilliant
feature of B.S.A. productions.