Ramona Koval has played many roles in the Australian literary landscape. She is a writer, journalist, editor and former broadcaster renowned for her in-depth conversations with significant writers for many years on Radio National’s ‘Books and Writing’ program. 

Ramona discusses her new book ‘A Letter to Layla’, in which she travels the world in a quest to understand our deep past — and what may be our near future. In this chat, Ramona outlines her case for optimism for the future.