Brisbane Writers Festival and Griffith Review 71: Remaking the Balance


When: 11 am, Sunday 9 May 2021

Where: Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland

Tickets: Available here

Griffith Review 71: Remaking the Balance contributors Chris Flynn, Sophie Cunningham and Nardi Simpson join Griffith Review Editor Ashley Hay to talk rupture and resources: animal, vegetable, mineral and more. What happens when a penguin’s speech transcends anthropomorphism, when our capacities for hope are exercised like muscles, when trade is transformed into a generous exchange? How might these ideas – and more – change what we do with what we have?


About the panellists

Sophie Cunningham is the author of six books, including City of Trees: Essays on Life, Death and the Need for a Forest (Text, 2020). She is also the editor of the collection Fire, Flood, Plague: Australian writers respond to 2020 (Vintage, 2020).

Chris Flynn is the author of Mammoth (UQP, 2020), The Glass Kingdom (Text, 2014) and A Tiger in Eden (Text, 2012), which was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize. His fiction and non-fiction have appeared in The AgeThe AustralianThe GuardianMeanjinAustralian Book ReviewThe Saturday PaperThe Big IssueMcSweeney’s and many others.

Nardi Simpson is a Yuwaalaraay storyteller from NSW freshwater floodplain. A 2018 black&write! fellow, her debut novel, Song of the Crocodile, is published by Hachette.


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