Asia What?: Writers Across Borders

Enjoy an intercultural exchange with writers from Vietnam, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. Through live performance, David Carlin, Daryll Delgado, Francesca Rendle-Short, Nhã Thuyên, Christos Tsiolkas, Ellen van Neerven and others showcase their work with the WrICE program.

This is a free event. No bookings are required.

Presented in partnership with the Asian Australian Democracy Caucus and supported by WrICE

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Christos Tsiolkas

Christos Tsiolkas is the author of five novels, including Loaded, which was made into the feature film Head-On; The...

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Daryll Delgado

Daryll Delgado won the 32nd National Book Award for short fiction and was a finalist in the 2013 Madrigal-Gonzales First Book Award for her book...

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David Carlin

David Carlin is author of the memoir/biography The Abyssinian Contortionist and memoir Our Father Who Wasn’t There, and...

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Ellen van Neerven

Ellen van Neerven is an award-winning Indigenous Australian writer. Her first book, Heat and Light, was the recipient of...

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Else Fitzgerald

Else Fitzgerald is a Melbourne-based writer. Her work has appeared in various publications including Visible Ink, Australian Book...

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Francesca Rendle-Short

Francesca Rendle-Short is an award-winning novelist, memoirist, essayist and poet. Her books include Bite Your Tongue, The Near and...

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Jennifer Porter

Jennifer Porter is a Melbourne-based writer and archaeologist. In 2017 she won the Tasmanian Writer's Prize, and was shortlisted for the Alan...

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Martin Villanueva

Martin Villanueva teaches at the Ateneo de Manila University, where he finished his undergraduate studies. He has a master of fine arts from De La...

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Steven Winduo

Steven Winduo is a celebrated Indigenous writer and scholar with teaching and research affiliations in several universities throughout the world,...

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Susie Thatcher

Susie Thatcher is a writer, classical musician and student of professional writing and editing at RMIT. Her novel-in-progress, Gardens of...

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Nhã Thuyên

Nhã Thuyên writes, translates and edits books, and sometimes organises literary events with friends. She has authored several books...

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Norman Erikson Pasaribu

Norman Erikson Pasaribu is the author of Sergius Mencari Bacchus (Sergius Seeks Bacchus), a collection of poetry that depicts the lives...

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25 August – 3 September