Song of the Crocodile: NTWF Online
Until Wed 13 Oct, a selection of panels and books talks from the 2021 NT Writers Festival program are freely available online. Curl up in your favourite viewing nook and settle into these honest, insightful and moving conversations with an extraordinary line-up of writers discussing the theme of anpernirrentye | everything is connected.
Nardi Simpson is a Yuwaalaraay storyteller, musician and composer from NSW’s north-west freshwater plains. Her debut novel, Song of the Crocodile, won the Black&Write Fellowship (2018) and was shortlisted for the 2021 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, Indie Book Award and Stella Prize, and long-listed for the Miles Franklin. Nardi joins writer and Festival Director Dani Powell to discuss this powerful portrayal of a family living in a community on the outskirts of a small Australian town, reckoning with the impacts of dispossession, racism and poverty that ripple across four generations.