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 Age, The Australian, The Guardian, Meanjin, Australian Book Review, The Saturday Paper, The Big Issue, McSweeney’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.