Jennifer Down will launch Joey Bui’s fictional collection Lucky Ticket, which is based on interviews the author conducted with Vietnamese refugees around the world. Moving beyond the familiar tales of war, political discord and their effects, Lucky Ticket offers a glimpse at the myriad of relationships that make up the lives of displaced people. It prompts us to think differently about assimilation, cross-cultural differences and the migrant experience.
This event is free, no need to book.
Academic Tyson Yunkaporta’s Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World asks how we might do things differently, while author Bruce Pascoe (Dark Emu) tries to redress the past. They offer a way of thinking about the future. With Readings book seller Marie Matteson.This session is free, no bookings are required.
Australia’s lauded reputation with regards to women’s voting rights belies the disenfranchisement many have faced on the basis of class and race. Activist Tarneen Onus Williams, former Greens MP Lidia Thorpe and You Daughters of Freedom author Clare Wright discuss the bumpy road to the ballot box. With Amy Gray.
Alice Bishop’s A Constant Hum, is a gripping tale of disaster; Angela Meyer’s A Superior Spectre is about the demon of curiosity; and JP Pomare’s Call Me Evie is a bestselling thriller. These debut Melbourne authors discuss their work with Readings head buyer Alison Huber.
Sarah Hopkins is an Australian criminal lawyer and novelist. She is a lawyer with the Aboriginal Legal Service in Sydney and chairperson of Just Reinvest NSW. She is the author of three novels. The Crimes of Billy Fish was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. Her latest novel The Subjects explores an utopian alternative to the youth criminal justice system.
At Sydney Crime Writer Festival's What makes a criminal? event, Sarah joins a panel discussion with Tanya Bretherton, Gabrielle Duffy and Wendy Field.
In Lucky Ticket, Joey Bui introduces a diverse range of characters, all with distinctive voices, and makes us think differently about identity, mixed-race relationships, difficulties between family generations, war and dislocation.
For thousands of years, Australia was shaped by Indigenous knowledge. As the heirs of that, what can we learn from Indigenous knowledge systems? Cheryl Leavy speaks to Mary Graham and Tyson Yunkaporta.
How can Australia's dark past be addressed constructively? This panel will examine the impacts of Australia's more brutal episodes and consider how we can take responsibility for those events through a contemporary approach. Sand Talk author Tyson Yunkaporta talks to Tony Birch, Kerry O'Brien and Sarah Maddison.