On Revolution

As MWF draws to a close, eleven brilliant writers will share their take on the Festival’s theme of revolution. Featuring Daryll Delgado, Christos Tsiolkas, Ellen van Neerven, Martin Villanueva, Steven Winduo and leading writers from across Australia and the Asia Pacific. Sit back and enjoy a chorus of voices and perspectives.

Tickets go on sale at 9am Friday 21 July. This session is able to be booked on a Festival Pass.

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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