Second Announcement | 2019 NT Writers’ Festival–Alice Springs
Transformative agriculture, the aftermath of fire, and truth-telling and memorialising Australia’s past are conversations these writers will be bringing to the 2019 NT Writers’ Festival–Alice Springs.
Announcing our second line-up of Festival guests. (From left to right)
Alice Bishop grew up in Christmas Hills, Victoria. Her writing has been published by Meanjin, Overland, Australian Book Review, Lip Magazine and the Wheeler Centre. Her debut book, a short story collection, is called A Constant Hum.
Charles Massy has been farming for forty years, developing a Merino sheep stud business. Growing concerns about the degradation of the land and the human sustainability challenge led him to undertake a PhD in Human Ecology. He has authored several books, including the widely acclaimed Breaking the Sheep’s Back (UQP, 2011). His work has been shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, the Ashurst Business Literature Prize, and the Queensland Literary Awards, and the Nib Literary Award.
Call of the Reed Warbler explores transformative agriculture and the connection between our soil and our health.
Jane Lydon is the Wesfarmers Chair of Australian History at the University of Western Australia. Her research centres upon Australia’s colonial past and its legacies in the present. Her books include The Flash of Recognition: Photography and the emergence of Indigenous rights (NewSouth, 2012), which won the 2013 Queensland Literary Awards’ History Book Award, and Calling the Shots: Aboriginal photographies (ed.) (Aboriginal Studies Press, 2014), which brings together Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal scholars to explore the Indigenous meanings of the photographic archive. Her most recent books include Remembering the Myall Creek Massacre (ed.) (NewSouth, 2018) and Visualising Human Rights (ed.) (UWA Publishing, 2018).
Roanna Gonsalves is the author of The Permanent Resident (UWAP) which won the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Multicultural Prize 2018, and was longlisted for the Dobbie Award. Her writing has been compared to the work of Alice Munro and Jhumpa Lahiri. Her four-part radio documentary series, On the tip of a billion tongues (ABC RN Earshot) is a portrayal of contemporary India through its multilingual writers. Roanna is a recipient of the Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Endeavour Award. See more at https://roannagonsalves.com.au
Declan Furber Gillick is a multi-disciplinary artist and musician working in theatre, poetry and Hip-Hop. He was born in Mparntwe on Arrernte country and lives in Preston on Wurundjeri country. His creative practice incorporates cultural and community organising, education and facilitation. Declan completed a Masters in Writing for Performance at Victorian College of the Arts in 2017 and has had work read with the Melbourne Theatre Company and Little Theatre Company in 2018. This year he was accepted to develop new work with Ilbijerri and Melbourne fringe in their Deadly Fringe program. Declan is an Arrernte Sovereign National.
LISTEN Segments: Bighouse Dreaming
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