Books that Changed Me

Catherine Lacey + Jeff Sparrow + Peter Polites + Jane Hutcheon

Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland




Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland

#About the event


Catherine Lacey

Catherine Lacey

Catherine Lacey is the author of The Answers and Nobody is Ever Missing. She has won a Whiting Award, was a finalist for the NYPL's Young Lions Fiction Award, and named one of Granta Magazine's Best Young American Novelists. Her work has been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch & German.

Jeff Sparrow

Jeff Sparrow

Jeff Sparrow is a writer, broadcaster and editor. His books include Trigger Warnings: Political Correctness and the Rise of the Right, and No Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson.

Peter Polites

Peter Polites is a Greek-Australian writer from Bankstown. He is the Associate Director of Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement and the editor of Ornaments from Two Countries, an anthology of LGBTIQ literature from Western Sydney and regional NSW. Peter’s short stories and essays have been published in Overland, Seizure, The Lifted Brow, Westside and The Big Black Thing. He is also the co-writer of the award-winning web-series, ILUVUBUT, http://iluvubut.tv/episodes/, and cowriter of Urban Theatre Projects’ production, Home Country, which premiered in the 2017 Sydney Festival.  Peter’s debut novel, Down the Hume, was published by Hachette in 2017.

Jane Hutcheon

Jane Hutcheon

Jane hosts the ABC-TV interview show One Plus One.  She began her career in radio and television in Hong Kong. She has served as ABC Correspondent in China, the Middle-East and Europe.

Her first book From Rice to Riches, documented her family's connections and her reporting experience in China. China Baby Love was published in May 2017.


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