Griffith Review at Byron Writers Festival – Antarctica: The coolest place on earth


Griffith Review 77: Real Cool World at Byron Writers Festival

Session: Antarctica: The coolest place on earth

When: 1:45 pm, Friday 26 August 2022

Where: The grounds adjacent to Elements of Byron, 144 Bayshore Dr, Byron Bay

Tickets: available here

Griffith Review 77 edition editor Ashley Hay and contributors James Bradley and Jo Chandler take a cool look at the one continent on Earth truly free of national government, where human ideas of exploration, investigation and fantasy play out.

From climate science, glaciology and marine biology to geopolitics, international law and more, Real Cool World explores subjects and stories from the planet’s deepest south.

About the panellists

Ashley Hay is an award-winning novelist and essayist. She is former editor of Griffith Review.

James Bradley is a novelist and critic. His books include the novels Wrack, The Deep Field, The Resurrectionist and Clade, as well as The Penguin Book of the Ocean, which he edited in 2010. In 2012 he won the Pascall Prize for Australia’s Critic of the Year, and was the Copyright Agency’s Non-Fiction Fellow for 2020. He is an honorary associate at the Sydney Environment Institute, and his latest novel, Ghost Species, is published by Hamish Hamilton. 

Jo Chandler is an award-winning journalist, author and journalism educator at the Centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne.

Griffith Review 77: Real Cool World also features new work from Favel Parrett, Jesse Blackadder, Kim Ellis, Drew Rooke, Nicole Webster, Claire G Coleman and many others.

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Griffith Review 77: Real Cool World publishing partner: Australian Antarctic Division

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