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A Country Too Far

One of the most hotly debated and pressing moral issues in contemporary Australia surrounds the fate of asylum seekers. A new anthology of work from 27 of the nation’s finest writers examines all aspects of this complex topic.

A Country Too Far features fiction, memoir, poetry and essays that provide an indispensable contribution to the national debate.

The Guardian says, ‘A Country Too Far is part of a literary tradition in which authors attempt to face the social context in which they live… to resist political word games with other words.’

Jointly edited by Thomas Keneally and Rosie Scott, the Wheeler Centre presents Rosie in conversation with several of the anthology’s contributors. Hosted by Chris Kremmer, she is joined in discussion of this controversial and heartbreaking question, by Arnold Zable, Judith Rodriguez and Rodney Hall.


Tweeting at this event? Christopher Kremmer is on Twitter (@wordpalace), as is Thomas Kenneally (@ThomasKenneally). Tag your tweets #acountrytoofar.


Portrait of Rodney Hall

Rodney Hall

Rodney Hall is the award-winning writer of of 36 books whose novels have been published across the world to widespread acclaim.

Judith Rodriguez

Judith Rodriguez has had ten books of poetry published – the chapbook Manatee (Picaro Press) is the most recent – and has won several national prizes.

Portrait of Arnold Zable

Arnold Zable

Arnold Zable is a highly acclaimed novelist, storyteller and human rights advocate. His works include Scraps of Heaven, Violin LessonsThe Fighter, which was shortlisted for a Victorian Premier’s Literary Award and a New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award, and his most recent work The Watermill. Zable lives in Melbourne.

Portrait of Christopher Kremmer

Christopher Kremmer

Christopher Kremmer is the author of Inhaling the Mahatma, a memoir of the eight years in which he lived and worked in India.


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