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Fact/Fiction Conversation: Claire G. Coleman & Clare Wright

Yarra Plenty Regional Library

Event Date: 12 September 2019
Author / Presenters: Claire G. Coleman & Clare Wright

This event is part of the 11th Annual Booklovers Festival

These two authors take Australia’s past and actual lived experiences to create two different responses. Award-winning and bestselling author Claire G. Coleman created Terra Nullius (and the soon‐to‐be‐ released The Old Lie) to explore colonisation and displacement and re‐examine the impact of Australia’s past through a dystopian‐ fictional lens.

In writing the democracy‐trilogy, award-winning author and historian Clare Wright brings the overlooked struggles of women throughout Australia’s history and gives their stories an urgency for today’s political climate by creating The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka and You Daughters of Freedom.

What compels these authors to write about these experiences and how do they approach these topics?

In partnership with Nillumbik Shire Council and Bolinda Publishing

About the Fact/Fiction Conversation series:

What is at the heart of a story? At what point does fiction cross the border of truth? These questions are at the centre of the relationship between reader and creator and is the cornerstone of curiosity.

Fact/Fiction Conversations pair a fiction and non‐fiction writer together to discuss everything from their books and their writing processes to their influences and the ways in which their genres are more like twins than distant cousins. We have a series of Fact/Fiction conversations throughout the festival.

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