Programming Advisory Committee Member

Ali Alizadeh

Ali Alizadeh

Ali was born in Tehran in 1976 and migrated to Australia in 1991. He graduated with honours in creative arts from Griffith University and holds a PhD in professional writing from Deakin University. He has taught at universities in Australia, China, Turkey and United Arab Emirates, and has also worked as a street performer, hairwrapper, and delivery driver. He is a writer of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, drama and literary criticism. Ali’s latest book is Transactions (UQP, 2013), described as ‘a truly global and uncompromisingly frank narrative’. He is a lecturer in creative writing at Monash University.

25 August – 3 September