Fiona Stager tells us her top 5 events for the Brisbane Writers Festival this year, and we think she has pretty good taste...
#Carpentaria: In conversation with Alexis Wright and Dr Sandra Phillips
When you bring these two brilliant minds together in one room great conversation is guaranteed!
#Birds Art Life Death: In conversation with Kyo Maclear and Sarah Kanowski
Kyo and Sarah will be discussing four of my favourite subjects all of which are beautifully evoked in Kyo’s fine book.
#Seeking Transcendence: Panel Discussion with Susan Carland, Kathleen Noonan, Lisa Dempster
I’m intrigued by the topic and am a fan of these speakers so I look forward to hearing how they individually address the notion of transcendence in our modern world
#Pachinko: In conversation with Min Jin Lee and Richard Glover
Min Jin Lee’s novel Pachinko explores the long and complex history of Koreans living in Japan. She has artfully balanced research with finely nuanced characters and I’m keen to hear her speak more about her story.
#Democracy in Chains: A Lecture with Nancy MacLean
Nancy’s lecture was always going to be relevant to the conversation of today but it’s even more pertinent as one of her earlier books is Behind the Mask of Chivalry: The Making of the Second Ku Klux Klan.