Melbourne City Reads: In Moonland
Set across present-day Melbourne, 1970s India and a not-too-distant future where climate change has ravaged both landscape and human hope, In Moonland is a portrait of one family across three generations, all grappling with their own mortality. This second novel from Melbourne writer Miles Allinson (Fever of Animals) has been praised by Helen Garner for its 'curious daring beauty’.
The Books That Made Us Youth Fiction Prize
The Wheeler Centre is excited to announce a new writing prize for students in years 10 and 11. Run in partnership with ABC Education, Radio National’s Big Weekend of Books and Voiceworks.
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The 2021 Stella Prize winner in conversation: Evie Wyld
Evie Wyld. Photo: Urszula Soltys.
'In the year that we've just had, where women's work is so marginalised, with housework and child care and everything, this felt like an incredible year to win... This has been the win of my career so far.'
In this episode of the Wheeler Centre podcast, listen to an in-depth conversation between 2021 Stella Prize winner Evie Wyld and 2021 Stella Prize judge Elizabeth McCarthy. Following the Prize announcement in April, Wyld joined us from her home in the UK to discuss The Bass Rock’s gothic tale of toxic masculinity, and the impact the Stella Prize continues to have on the Australian literary landscape.
Established in 2012 to combat widespread gender bias in Australian literature, the Stella Prize elevates the writing of Australian women and non-binary writers with an annual $50,000 literary prize, and offers a dynamic snapshot of the richness and diversity Australian literature has to offer.
Content warning: This conversation includes discussion of abuse, sexual assault and self-harm.
Presented in partnership with The Stella Prize
The bookseller for this event was Neighbourhood Books
Pah! Deaf Storytelling Night
‘Pah!’: to realise; to become suddenly aware; to show someone you understand them; a colloquial sign widely used within the Deaf community.
The inaugural Pah! Deaf Storytelling Night brings together emerging and established d/Deaf storytellers with a variety of communication styles, whose stories will delight and surprise you. Join us for an evening of watching, listening and understanding lived experiences…
Working with Words: Stephanie Smee
In honour of Women in Translation month, we spoke with literary translator Stephanie Smee about the affecting alchemy of literary translation and why you need ‘bum glue’ to make it as a writer.
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