Reg Dodd is an Arabunna Elder who grew up at Finniss Springs, bordering Lake Eyre. Malcolm McKinnon is his long-time friend. Their ongoing conversation has led to Talking Sideways, a book about culture, knowledge and place, full of engrossing stories and fascinating people. Warm and enlightening, Talking Sideways is a story of the shared, complicated history of Black and White Australia and a generous extension of Reg’s lifelong conversation to bridge the cultural divide between the two.
Reg Dodd is an Arabunna Elder from Finniss Springs and has been a stockman, a train inspector, a heritage officer, a photographer, a singer and a tour guide. Talking Sideways is his first book.
Malcolm McKinnon is an artist, curator, writer and filmmaker.
Jared Thomas is a writer and curator. His recent releases include Songs That Sound Like Blood and the Game Day series written with NBA player Patty Mills. He is currently the William and Margaret Geary Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Arts and Material Culture at the South Australian Museum.