Associate Professor Maria Takolander was recently featured in Deakin University’s Invenio in relation to her upcoming appearance at the 2017 International Poetry Festival in Medellin, Colombia:
‘Assoc Prof Takolander, whose PhD focused on Latin-American magical realism, said being invited to represent Australia at the festival was “like coming full circle”.
“During my PhD, a key writer for me was the Columbian Gabriel García Márquez. Now, I’m finally getting to travel to Columbia and practice the Spanish I learnt during my study.
“To get to visit the place and experience its literature is a very special thing.”’ – Maria Takolander