fbpx

Tickets on sale now

Festival Program

City Program

Measures of Success

Sun 11 Sep, 2pm

What does success mean for an author? Is it an attainable form of creative contentment, or a maddening ambition for artistic perfection never quite realised, no matter the accolades and adulation? Hear from the winner of the 2022 Stella Prize Evelyn Araluen (Dropbear), multi-award-winning novelist Laura Jean McKay (The Animals in That Country), prolific English author Sarah Moss (The Fell), and Prime Minister’s Literary Award-winning poet and novelist Omar Sakr (Son of Sin) in conversation with Sisonke Msimang (Always Another Country) as they unravel their own experiences as successful, award-winning authors, the privileges and pitfalls that such a status extends, and how they’ve navigated the highs and lows of their careers and the publishing industry at large.

Duration

1 hour

Tickets

More events like this one

City Program

Sarah Winman: Still Life

Sun 11 Sep, 4pm
Wishlist

Bestselling British author Sarah Winman speaks about her latest novel, Still Life, a joyful ode to love, passion and art set against the upheavals of history, in conversation with Ailsa Piper.

City Program

The Ambitions of Australia

Sat 10 Sep, 12pm
Wishlist

Anna Clark, Osman Faruqi, Teela Reid and Julianne Schultz consider the changing and contested project of Australia's story and our ambitions for its future, with Sally Warhaft.

City Program

The Parent Traps

Sat 10 Sep, 12pm
Wishlist

Writers Nayuka Gorrie, Natalie Kon-yu (The Cost of Labour) and Gina Rushton (The Most Important Job in the World) discuss the competing forces that draw us towards and away from parenthood today, with Bridie Jabour.

First Nations Curators

Ambitiously Un-Australian

Sat 10 Sep, 10.30am
Wishlist

Karlie Noon and Mykaela Saunders explore the works of First Nations creatives who have critiqued the construction of so-called Australia and the cost of doing so, in conversation with First Nations Curator Chelsea Watego.