Russell Blackford In Your Suburb

Russell Blackford

Garden City Library

In Your Suburb



#About the event


Russell Blackford

Russell Blackford

Russell Blackford is a Conjoint Senior Lecturer in Philosophy within the School of Humanities and Social Science, University of Newcastle. He is the author of numerous books, including Freedom of Religion and the Secular State (2012), Humanity Enhanced: Genetic Choice and the Challenge for Liberal Democracies (2014), The Mystery of Moral Authority (2016), Science Fiction and the Moral Imagination: Visions, Minds, Ethics (2017), and, most recently, The Tyranny of Opinion: Conformity and the Future of Liberalism (2019). With Udo Schüklenk, he is co-author of 50 Great Myths About Atheism (2013). Russell is a regular columnist with the US magazine Free Inquiry. In 2014, he was inducted as a Laureate of the International Academy of Humanism.


Melanie Myers

Melanie Myers

Melanie is a writer, editor, playwright and researcher. She has a PhD in Creative Writing and teaches at the University of Queensland. In 2018, she won the Queensland Literary Awards Glendower Award for Emerging Writer. Her debut novel Meet Me at Lennon’s (UQP) was shortlisted for the 2020 QLA Premier’s Award for a Work of State Significance and People’s Choice Award. Her writing has been published in Kill Your Darlings, Griffith Review, Arena Magazine, Overland, Hecate, TEXT and other publications. She is a winner of the 2022 Griffith Review Emerging Voices competition.

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