Postcards From Abroad
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Richard Price is the acclaimed author of novels including Clockers and Lush Life. As a screenwriter, he’s frequently collaborated with HBO, winning awards for his writing on The Wire and most recently working on the adaptation of Stephen King’s The Outsider.
Lorraine Adams is an American journalist and award-winning novelist. She’s contributed to the New York Times Book Review and the Washington Post, and in 1992 won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting that led to the Texas police being charged with extensive misconduct and abuses of power.
Price and Adams share a fascination with the gritty underside of American idealism. They also happen to be married. For this conversation, they’ll join us from their home in Harlem to discuss their respective literary and journalistic careers and the influence of their creative partnership with host Rachael Brown, journalist and creator of the true crime podcast Trace.
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This event takes place online and is available on demand from Thursday 25 November 6.30pm AEDT, until Thursday 2 December 5pm AEDT.
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Richard Price is a novelist, screenwriter, and television creator. His literary novels include The Wanderers, Clockers, Freedomland, Lush Life, and The Whites. His screen writing credits include an Academy Award-nomination for Color of Money, as well as New York Stories, Sea of Love, and Clockers. His television work for HBO includes Emmy-nominated writing for The Wire and The Night Of, as well as The Outsider. He is currently writing a novel about Harlem.
Lorraine Adams is a novelist and Pulitzer-winning journalist. Her first novel, Harbor, on North African Muslims, won the Los Angeles Times First Fiction Award and was short-listed for The Guardian First Book award. Her second, The Room and the Chair took her to Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. She won a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2010 and the Pulitzer for investigative reporting in 1992. She worked for The Washington Post for 11 years and is a regular contributor to The New York Times Book Review. She is currently completing a book of literary non-fiction about Harlem.
Rachael Brown is a broadcast journalist. In 2002, after graduating from RMIT, she began her career with the ABC, where she has held several postings, including Europe correspondent from 2010 to 2013. In 2008, she won her first Walkley Award, for Best Radio Current Affairs Report, for her investigation into the Victorian Medical Practitioners Board whose negligence contributed to the sexual assaults of a dozen women.
Tickets for this event are $15 and $10 concession plus a one-off transaction fee of $4 per order, and will allow you to view the conversation from 6.30pm AEDT, Thursday 25 November until 5pm AEDT, Thursday 2 December.Book now
When we’ve been apart for so long, there’s a lot to catch up on. We’re reopening the borders of the written word and reigniting global cultural conversation, with a series of longform video postcards, featuring the most exciting names in international literature.
In these intimate conversations, the world’s boldest creative voices discuss their latest books and projects. Be transported to far-flung places, be exposed to unfamiliar perspectives, and discover new ideas.