Ross McMeekin - Portrait

Darling – Ross McMeekin

Ross McMeekin is fascinated by family relationships and constantly explores them in his writing. Writing, he says, allows you to explore different careers and to “slip into the skin of a bunch of different lives that you could never have done in your own real solid skin.” He can’t escape the pull, the magnetism, of family dynamics; these themes continue to shape and direct his stories.

He reads a short story, Darling, part of a collection in the works. We meet Sammy, a young girl who is being introduced to her baby sister, and we experience all her anger and sense of injustice around this change that everyone but Sammy completely ignores.

Music by St. Helens String Quartet, produced as part of the Jack Straw Artist Support Program.