Meg Mundell’s Black Glass envisions a future Melbourne where individuals without official documentation are relegated to the socioeconomic margins and the relationship between the public and private aspects of our lives has been irrevocably blurred. In among all this, two ‘undoc’ sisters, Tally and Grace, have been separated following the death of their father and thrust into the city to fend for themselves. Meg has been published widely in Australian newspapers, journals and magazines, including The Age, The Monthly, Meanjin, The Best Australian Stories 2010, The Sleepers Almanac, harvest and The Big Issue. Black Glass won the 2007 D.J. (Dinny) O’Hearn Memorial Fellowship and was shortlisted for the 2010 CAL Scribe Fiction Prize.
We spoke to Meg about her vision of a city where everyone is watching.
About 20 minutes. Edited by Sam Szoke-Burke.