Frontier FictionsSun 7 May, 1.30pm
State Library Conversation Quarter
The latest novels by award-winning journalist Paul Daley (Jesustown) and acclaimed author Fiona McFarlane (The Sun Walks Down) cast fresh light on Australia’s colonial past to tell stories that upend the usual depictions of history books. They sit down with bestselling author and First Nations Curator Tony Birch to talk about their approach to writing narratives that probe the enduring myths and brutal realities of settler-colonial life, the importance of place in their storytelling, and how they explore relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in their work.
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Tony Birch is the author of three novels: The White Girl, winner of the 2020 NSW Premier’s Award for Indigenous Writing, and shortlisted for the 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Prize; Ghost River, winner of the 2016 Victo...
Paul Daley is an author and journalist for The Guardian where he writes about Australian history and national identity. His books have been shortlisted for major Australian awards. He has won numerous journalism prizes i...
Fiona McFarlane is the award-winning author of two novels – The Night Guest and The Sun Walks Down – and a collection of short stories, The High Places. Born in Sydney, Fiona teaches fiction at UC Berkeley.