Jason Chen and Jessica Jarrett discuss Claire Zorn's When We Are Invisible and John Marsden's Tomorrow When the War Began as examples of the Dystopian Bush genre.
Jason Chen is a student currently studying a Bachelor of Arts degree with the degree of Bachelor of Science at Macquarie University, majoring in both English and Biology. He has been interested in literature and reading books of all kinds since childhood and also enjoys listening to music and podcasts in his spare time. As a fan of the dystopian and bush/outback genres in literature and media, the Dystopian Bush topic was a perfect choice as it was essentially an amalgamation of themes he was passionate about. Although this was the first time he was asked to write and record a podcast with a co-host, he found the experience to be fulfilling and enjoyable towards the end and looks forward to applying the experience he gained into future endeavours and projects.
Jessica Jarrett is in her final year of a Bachelor of Arts with a major in English literature. She has a particular interest in young adult and children’s fiction, literary fiction and creative writing. Her hobbies include reading, writing, and painting. She is currently undertaking an editing internship and aims to enter a career in editing and publishing in the future.