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Opening Night: Ambition

Thu 8 Sep, 6.30pm

Ambition can be the fuel of accomplishment; whether it’s to create great art, improve the common good or pursue a path to happiness. But how much of it is healthy? Who gets to have it? And how is it warped by the lures of money, fame, prestige and power? Hear from three acclaimed speakers as they reflect on this year’s Festival theme of ‘ambition’. Featuring winner of the 2022 Miles Franklin Literary Award Jennifer Down (Bodies of Light), Booker Prize finalist Mohsin Hamid (Exit West, The Last White Man) and Distinguished Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson (Talkin’ Up to the White Woman). The Age presents its Book of the Year awards for fiction and non-fiction.

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