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NonfictioNow Melbourne 2012: Nonfiction: The Art of Truth - Writerly Perspectives
There’s a huge public appetite for non-fiction storytelling in all its forms, from literary and political essays to the shelf-filling genre of memoir, and the much-maligned reality TV.
This is a chance for readers and writers alike to hear the perspective of four very different voices, all keynote speakers for the NonfictioNow conference.
Helen Garner is the author of novels that draw on life, and non-fiction with novelistic tendencies. David Shields, author of Reality Hunger: A Manifesto has been described as ‘a benevolent and broad-minded revolutionary’ by the New York Times. José Dalisay Jr is a director of the Institute of Creative Writing in the Philippines, and the author of 25 books (both fiction and non-fiction). And Margo Jefferson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning cultural critic and a former staff writer for the New York Times.
Chairing this discussion is Michael Cathcart, historian and presenter of ABC Radio National’s Books and Arts Daily.