Presented by the Wheeler Centre and supported by the Aesop Foundation, The Next Chapter scheme is about giving new writers from all backgrounds the time and space to craft a voice and a career. It's about investing in a new generation of writers who will reflect the diversity of Australian identities and experiences.
Join Benjamin Law, one of the four Next Chapter judges, and the Wheeler Centre’s Sophie Black in conversation with some of the outstanding writers who are being announced for The Next Chapter scheme's first year.
Supported by the Aesop Foundation.
Benjamin Law writes books, TV screenplays, columns, essays and feature journalism. He’s the author of the memoir The Family Law (2010), the travel book Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012) – both nominated for Australian Book Industry Awards – and the Quarterly Essay on Safe Schools, Moral Panic 101 (2017). The Family Law is now also an award-winning TV series for SBS, which Benjamin created and co-writes.
Sophie Black is Head of Publishing at the Wheeler Centre where she has worked on projects such as the new national writers scheme The Next Chapter, The Messenger podcast (Grand Trophy and two Gold Medals, New York Festivals Radio Awards 2017; UNAA Media Award for Best Radio Documentary; Walkley Award for Radio/Audio Feature; Australian Human Rights Commission Media Award) and the ABC Radio National program Talkfest.