Festival Program


Tim Winton & Judith Lucy go to the Shepherd’s Hut

Wed 29 Aug, 8.30pm
Deakin Edge, Fed Square

In a brutal parched landscape, an angry youth and a disgraced former priest circle each other in the space between the unspeakable and the unforgiveable. Tim Winton discusses the issues of moral complexity behind The Shepherd’s Hut with Judith Lucy.

This session is $30/$27. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 20 July.


1 hour

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Session Artists

Judith Lucy is an award-winning stand-up comedian, author and star of Australian film and television. Along with Denise Scott, their critically acclaimed show Disappointments won the 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival People's Choice Award, and performed a run at London's Soho Theatre and the Sydney Opera House.

Tim Winton has published twenty-nine books and his work has been translated into twenty-eight languages. Since his first novel, An Open Swimmer, won the Australian Vogel Award in 1981, he has won the Miles Franklin Award four times (for Shallows, Cloudstreet, Dirt Music and Breath) and twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize (for The Riders and Dirt Music).

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