When in doubt, seek out the writers: Alexis Wright and Christos Tsiolkas talk politics and the novel at SWF 2014

In these dark days when numbers rule – and politicians and university vice-chancellors outsource complex moral decisions to the market – writers are SO IMPORTANT! And two of my favourite writers who dare to wrestle with the murky world of politics in their novels are Alexis Wright and Christos Tsiolkas. Their fire and passion, the ferocious energy of their prose, their courage, the intelligence of their vision – and Wright’s super dry humour – thrill me daily.

So I am beyond thrilled to be off to the Sydney Writers’ Festival 2014 to hear them both speak together this afternoon on the subject closest to my heart: How do novelists engage with politics?

Thank you Sydney Writers’ Festival!

Alexis Wright

Alexis Wright

Christos Tsiolkas

Christos Tsiolkas

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2 Responses to When in doubt, seek out the writers: Alexis Wright and Christos Tsiolkas talk politics and the novel at SWF 2014

  1. I’ll have to catch a podcast of it if it becomes available. Too many sessions, too little time!

  2. Pingback: How do novelists engage with politics? Christos Tsiolkas, Alexis Wright and Kathryn Heyman talk fiction + politics to Margot Saville at the Sydney Writers’ Fest 2014 | bookish girl

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