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Portrait of Caro Llewellyn


Caro Llewellyn is CEO of the Wheeler Centre and the author of four works of non-fiction including the 2020 Stella Prize shortlisted memoir, Diving into Glass, which is about her father’s polio and her own MS diagnosis. She’s also the former artistic director of several large-scale literary festivals, including Sydney Writers’ Festival, the PEN World Voices Festival chaired by Salman Rushdie in New York, the New Literature from Europe Festival also in New York, and the Paris-based Festival des Écrivains du Monde for Columbia University. She is on the Board of the Summer Foundation and is Chair of the Suburban Review.

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The Wheeler Centre acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land on which we work. We pay our respects to the people of the Kulin Nation and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, past and present.