Meet Jessie Tu

Jessie Tu is a writer and journalist based in Sydney. She has written about race, gender and culture in The Guardian, The Age and LA Review of Books. Her debut poetry collection You Should Have Told Me We Have Nothing Left was released in 2018. A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing is her debut novel. How are you looking […]

July 2, 2020

First artists to join MWF Digital

Literary giant Kate Grenville, author of Hood Feminism Mikki Kendall and Wind of Change podcaster Patrick Radden Keefe will join MWF Digital. Melbourne Writers Festival today unveiled its first local and international guests, announcing highlights of the program that will run online from 7–16 August 2020. Beloved Australian author and Orange Prize-winner Kate Grenville, whose […]

June 4, 2020

Listen and learn

Hear from authors, journalists and writers, including Gamillaroi and Torres Strait Islander playwright Nakkiah Lui and Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson, as they dissect the cultural, social and political issues surrounding race today and how writing can be used as a weapon against injustice. Recorded live at Melbourne Writers Festival. Content Warning: these recordings […]