In his memoir, Crossing The Great Divide, we follow the nurturing of the curiosity and openness that has fastened Rod Moss to the luminous power of Central Australia and its First Peoples.
“It is the journey of a man who in his youth sets out with a fierce hunger to engage with life. Physically. Sensually. Intellectually. To know it, document it, and respond to it. Always, driven by a quest to connect. Hence, to know it spiritually. As he journeys, Rod Moss is continually reflecting, bearing witness to himself, and bearing witness to the world around him. Rod does not separate himself from that world, or stand apart from it. He is in it, and of it, as painter, draftsman, carver, writer, storyteller, teacher—and always—as a companion and friend to those he encounters on the way.” Arnold Zable
The deceptively calm waters of Blue Moon Bay host a gallery of flamboyantly grotesque characters. Their winding and poignant journeys always teeter on the edge of absurdity while remaining strangely moving, testament to the enormous affection with which they are drawn.
Rod Moss is an award-winning artist and writer. His first memoir, The Hard Light of Day, received the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction and the Northern Territory Book of the Year. His second, A Thousand Cuts, won the 2014 Chief Minister’s Northern Territory Book of the Year Award. Moss exhibits in Alice Springs, Brisbane, Melbourne and the USA.
Howard Goldenberg, author of A Threefold Cord, Carrots and Jaffas, Raft and My Father's Compass, is also an outback doctor and marathon runner. The community of Diamond Creek will remember Howard as an exceptional GP.