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Blaze a Tale: The Power of Story

4 May 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Tony Birch, Alice Pung, and Paddy O'Reilly

What does it mean to be a storyteller in Australia today?

Jenny Erpenbeck: European Facts and Fictions

6 May 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Jenny Erpenbeck and Melinda Harvey

‘I do believe that East German authors have an experiential advantage from having lived through a period...

Antony Beevor: History and Hubris

6 May 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Antony Beevor and Michael Veitch

English historian Antony Beevor is credited with transforming the military history genre.

Meg Wolitzer: The Female Persuasion

6 May 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Meg Wolitzer and Brodie Lancaster

Meg Wolitzer’s new novel, The Female Persuasion, is about public pedestals and feminist friction...

Susan Orlean: Stranger Than Non-fiction

7 May 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Susan Orlean and Sarah Krasnostein

Susan Orlean writes, writes, writes.

Akala: Comedy Tragedy History

7 May 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Akala and Andy Butler

‘I stayed in school partly because of Wu-Tang Clan.

Paula Saunders: The Distance Home

7 May 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Paula Saunders and Michael Williams

Paula Saunders has described her own debut novel, The Distance Home, as a 'completely American...

IPEd National Editors Conference

8 May 2019 to 10 May 2019
Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd)

Susan Butler, lexicographer and former Macquarie Dictionary editor, is the first announced keynote speaker...

Paul Holdengräber: The Art of the Interview

8 May 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Paul Holdengräber and Sally Warhaft

What makes a great interview? What can public conversation do, and why does it matter?