Ghost Cities and Ghost Futures

Prize-winning writers Siang Lu (Ghost Cities) and Laura Jean McKay (Gunflower) discuss their daring and surreal new works about a different kind of world, speaking with Sofija Stefanovic.   


11 May 13:30
State Library Theatrette
Access: Assisted Listening Wheelchair
Daring new works by Siang Lu and Laura Jean McKay push the limits of reality to explore modernity and our future. 

Lu follows up his prize-winning debut The Whitewash with Ghost Cities, inspired by the vacant megacities of China. It explores the absurdities of life today with imagination and allegorical flair, drawing comparison to Haruki Murakami and Jennifer Egan. 

McKay returns after her Arthur C Clarke Award–winning The Animals in that Country with Gunflower, a surreal and provocative story collection that shows the world as it is and how it could be, earning praise as ‘startling, beautiful and dangerous’ (Robbie Arnott, Limberlost). 

They appear in conversation with Sofija Stefanovic.   


Ghost Cities and Ghost Futures