at The Wheeler Centre

Star Rising: In Conversation with the 2016 Vogel Winner

Of the many different circumstances which can substantially affect the trajectory of a young writer’s career, few are as immediate and effective as winning ‘the Vogel’. But what happens next?

Katherine Brabon, winner of the Australian/Vogel's Literary Award 2016, will chat with Hannah Kent about the experience of publishing a first book and being thrust into the spotlight – and the merits and impacts of literary prizes.

Presented in partnership with the Kill Your Darlings First Book Club.



Portrait of Katherine Brabon

Katherine Brabon

Katherine Brabon was born in Melbourne in 1987 and grew up in Woodend, Victoria. The Memory Artist is her first novel.

Portrait of Hannah Kent

Hannah Kent

Hannah Kent's debut novel, Burial Rites (2013), was translated into twenty-three languages. It won the ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year and the Indie Awards Debut Fiction Book of the Year, and was shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, the Stella Prize, the Guardian First Book Award, and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Hannah’s second novel, The Good People, will be published in October 2016. She is also the publishing director and editor of Kill Your Darlings journal.


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