Son of Sin


Omar Sakr + Ella Jeffery

slq Auditorium 2, level 2, State Library

Main Festival

#Performances


#About the event


#Artists

Omar Sakr

Omar Sakr

Omar Sakr is the author of two acclaimed poetry collections, These Wild Houses (Cordite Books) and The Lost Arabs (UQP). The Lost Arabs won the 2020 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Poetry and was shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Award, the John Bray Poetry Award, the Judith Wright Calanthe Award, and the Colin Roderick Award. Omar is a widely published essayist and editor whose work has been translated into Arabic and Spanish. Born to Lebanese and Turkish Muslim migrants in Western Sydney, he lives there still. Son of Sin is his first novel.

Ella Jeffery

Ella Jeffery

Ella Jeffery is a poet, editor and critic. Her debut collection of poems, Dead Bolt, won the Puncher & Wattmann Prize for a First Book of Poems and the Anne Elder Award, and was shortlisted for the Dame Mary Gilmore Award. Her poetry has appeared widely in journals and anthologies, and she is the recipient of a Queensland Writers Fellowship, the Mick Dark Fellowship for Environmental Writing and the Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award. She is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Griffith University. 



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