Melbourne Writers Festival 2016

mwf---gleam-imageThe Melbourne Writers Festival 2016 Program is live and I am thrilled to be chairing several sessions at this year’s festival.

In the main festival program, I have the great (and terrifying) honour of interviewing my friend Christos Tsiolkas and Tony Ayres about Barracuda, highly acclaimed both as a novel and a TV series.

Later that afternoon, I’m delighted to be chairing a talented panel of authors — three debut novelists, Rajith Savanadasa, Cath Ferla and Briohny Doyle, plus novelist and poet Lawrence Lacambra Ypil — on Asia-Pacific narratives, a topic close to my heart. Details of these sessions are below.

I’m also be chairing two sessions as part of the schools program. Stay tuned…

Barracuda: From page to screen
Sat Sept 3, 1.00PM, Deakin Edge, Federation Square

From the makers of The Slap comes Barracuda, an affecting new TV series based on Christos Tsiolkas’s novel. Tsiolkas and producer Tony Ayres talk through the process of taking the story from page to screen, as well as discussing its themes of failure, class and adolescence. With Angela Savage. Tickets here.

Asia-Pacific Narratives
Sat 3 Sept, 5.30PM, ACMI, The Cube
What does it mean to live in the Asia-Pacific in a literary context? Join Briohny Doyle, Cath Ferla, Rajith Savanadasa and Lawrence Lacambra Ypil as they discuss how connections between Asia and Australia have influenced their narratives and writing voices. With Angela Savage. Tickets here.

The full festival program can be downloaded here.


About Angela Savage

Angela Savage is a Melbourne-based crime writer, who has lived and travelled extensively in Asia. Her first novel, Behind the Night Bazaar won the 2004 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript. She is a winner of the Scarlet Stiletto Award and has thrice been shortlisted for Ned Kelly awards. Her third novel, The Dying Beach, was also shortlisted for the 2014 Davitt Award. Angela teaches writing and is currently studying for her PhD in Creative Writing at Monash University.
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4 Responses to Melbourne Writers Festival 2016

  1. Oh, it sounds like a fabulous program, Angela!! And I’m sure your sessions will be fantastic. Wish I could be there.

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  2. Very exciting, Angela – we’ve loved watching Barracuda so far – Tsiolkas and Ayres together are not always easy viewing but compelling and thought-provoking!

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