The Next Big Thing
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Susie Anderson is writing prose poems about rural Victoria and ideas of cultural and emotional displacement.
Louis Bravos is translating Yukio Mishima’s novel, Kyoko’s House.
André Dao is writing a novel that tries to piece together his grandparents’ love story.
Emily Stewart is working on two separate poetry collections that experiment with form.
Claire Rosslyn Wilson is a writer of nonfiction and poetry who has a strong commitment to investigating cross-cultural exchanges.
Susie is a writer, multimedia artist and descendant of the Wergaia and Wemba Wemba people from North Western Victoria. Her practice is concerned with the distances between place and people, themes she explores through poetry and media-based works. Based in Sydney, she works as a digital producer at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
New and emerging writers often produce adventurous, experimental or honest work – with the lesser burden of expectation, habit and legacy allowing for more careful or bold ideas.
A Wheeler Centre stalwart, our Next Big Thing series showcases the best in fresh Australian writing – with a focus on a different genre each month. You’ll hear from future favourites, and discover new darlings while you enjoy a drink and a bite in the intimate surrounds of The Moat.
Why wait for everyone else to catch up? Find tomorrow’s literary stars today.