Natasha Brown: Assembly
Thursday, 10 Nov 2022, 06:00pm - 07:00pm
Hear from debut British literary star Natasha Brown as she reflects on her journey from the world of high finance to emerging as one of the most exciting and acclaimed new authors in recent years.
‘Be the best. Work harder, work smarter. Exceed every expectation. But also, be invisible, imperceptible. Don’t make anyone uncomfortable. Don’t inconvenience.’
Bold and provocative, Natasha Brown’s debut novel Assembly cuts to the heart of race relations in modern Britain.
A clear-eyed and harrowing expose of privilege, ambition and the legacies of colonisation, Assembly was shortlisted for the Folio Prize, the Goldsmiths Prize, the Orwell Prize and the Women’s Prize for Fiction.
Don’t miss a wide-ranging discussion about race, class and identity, as Brown joins host Jamila Rizvi for the Wheeler Centre’s Spring Fling.
This event will be photographed and recorded for use by the Wheeler Centre.
With thanks to UNSW Centre for Ideas.
Presented in partnership with RMIT Culture and supported by Future Women.
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About the book
The bookseller for this event is Readings.
About Spring Fling
Celebrating our return to the stage and the rejuvenation of the arts and culture communities, Spring Fling is a short series of big ideas offering a delectable picnic spread of events with leading thinkers, writers and creators from Australia and abroad.
Spring Fling is supported by the Melbourne City Revitalisation Fund, a Victorian Government and City of Melbourne partnership.
Natasha Brown is a British novelist. She was a 2019 London Writers Award recipient, a 2022 Burgess Fellow at the University of Manchester’s Centre for New Writing, and a Women’s Prize x Good Housekeeping Futures Award finalist. Her debut novel Assembly was shortlisted for the Folio Prize, the Go... Read more
Jamila Rizvi is Deputy Managing Director at Nine’s Future Women. She is a best-selling author for adults and children and an opinion columnist for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. Jamila hosts a number of podcasts, The Weekend Briefing, Anonymous Was A Woman and The Secret Life of Carers. Sh... Read more
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