Unsettling Narratives of the Past
In this unmissable event, three practitioners of historical fiction – Geraldine Brooks, Anita Heiss and Christopher Raja – discuss how their writing challenges dominant narratives of the past.
Anita Heiss’ award-winning novel, Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray, is an epic tale of love, loss, belonging, and the struggle for freedom, told through the eyes of a young Wiradjuri woman named Wagadhaany. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks’ latest novel, Horse, is a gripping, multi-layered reckoning with the legacy of enslavement and racism in America. Christopher Raja’s forthcoming novel explores the experiences of Afghan cameleers in Australia, finding their way in a strange new place.
Facilitator: Eleanor Hogan
Sponsored by Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.
Saturday 3 June 2023
Adult tickets from $15 to $18
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