Writing about Writing: James Ley & Sian Prior

Mildura Writers Festival

Event Date: 
20 July 2018
Author / Presenters: 
James Ley & Sian Prior

Writing about Writing: James Ley & Sian Prior discuss their experience of writing about the work of other authors

James Ley is Contributing Editor with the Sydney Review of Books. His essays and criticism have appeared in numerous publications, including The Age, The Australian, The Times Literary Supplement and Australian Book Review. In 2014, he was awarded the Geraldine Pascall Prize for Australian Critic of the Year. He is the author of The Critic in the Modern World: Public Criticism from Samuel Johnson to James Wood (2014) and co-editor with Catriona Menzies-Pike of The Australian Face: Essays from the Sydney Review of Books (2017).

Sian Prior is a writer, broadcaster, creative-writing teacher and musician. She has been a presenter on ABC Radio National, 774 ABC Melbourne and ABC Classic FM, and contributed a weekly column to The Age newspaper. She is an award-winning short story writer and her essays have been published in Meanjin, Fairfax publications, and Penguin's Women of Letters anthology. Her first book, Shy: A Memoir, was published by Text in 2014. She is currently the 2018 Mildura Writer in Residence.

Students free

On Friday 20 July 2018 at 2:45pm

33 Deakin Avenue, Mildura, VIC 3500