The Ray Mathew Lecture was established in 2009 as a major annual event for the National Library of Australia.
It is named in honour of the Australian poet and playwright, Ray Mathew (1929–2002), who left Australia in the late 1960s, never to return. Mathew spent most of the remainder of his life living in the New York apartment of his patrons, Eva and Paul Kollsman.
The Ray Mathew and Eva Kollsman Trust is a generous bequest, made to the Library by Eva Kollsman, to support and promote Australian writing.
Ray Mathew lectures
Morris Gleitzman, 2019
Kim Scott, 2017
Alana Valentine, 2016
- Enter the Playwright: Pulling Drama From an Archive Box (transcript)
- Enter the Playwright: Pulling Drama From an Archive Box (audio)