Working with Words: Joanne van Os
Joanne van Os is a Darwin-based author of five books, including the bestselling memoir, Outback Heart. She spoke with us about zooplankton, the Braveheart soundtrack and her many brilliant careers.
Evelyn Araluen: ‘We’ve got a lot to resolve about our national identity'
2018 Next Chapter recipient Evelyn Araluen discusses the need for a wider diversity of voices in developing Australia's literary culture.
Double Booked Club
Sreedhevi Iyer and Jamie Marina Lau
In partnership with the Emerging Writers’ Festival, we’re presenting two writers whose exceptional debut books were published in 2018.
Jamie Marina Lau is a writer and musician. Her first novel, Pink Mountain on Locust Island, won the 2018 Melbourne Prize for Literature Readings Residency Award and was shortlisted for the 2019 Stella Prize. It's an innovative work of fiction…
The Next Big Thing
2019 Emerging Writers’ Festival Edition
On 24 June, prepare for a strong literary gale blowing in from the north, as we host four incredible interstate writers – all in Melbourne as guests of the Emerging Writers Festival – for our next edition of The Next Big Thing.
If you're keen to hear new stories and discover emerging literary voices, join us at the Moat and…
National Agitators: Confronting Australian Theatre
Patricia Cornelius, Susie Dee and Nicci Wilks have been making radical and confronting theatre together for decades. ‘I’ve never believed the bullshit about how audiences don’t like risk,' Cornelius has said. 'They actually really do. I’ve seen it.'
Long-term collaborators, their work has more often found a home in innovative independent companies than in establishment state theatres. Yet their provocative…
Double Booked Club
Melanie Cheng and Omar Sakr
Double Booked returns in June, with a conversation between two superb Australian writers. Omar Sakr and Melanie Cheng are two very different voices with very different styles, but over the past few years, both have blasted welcome fresh air into the Australian literary scene.
Melanie Cheng is a GP as well as a writer and her debut short-story collection, Australia…
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