#MeToo revelations and loud, angry men: the feminism flashpoint of Sydney writers’ festival | Books

Hours before the cornerstone Sydney writers’ festival panel about the #MeToo movement on Saturday night, the Pulitzer-prize winning author Junot Diaz – with events still booked in Sydney and in Melbourne – was on a plane out of Australia. The day before, another festival guest, writer Zinzi Clemmons, had spoken …

Junot Diaz withdraws from Sydney Writers’ Festival after sexual harassment allegations

Junot Diaz withdraws from Sydney Writers’ Festival after sexual harassment allegations

Posted May 05, 2018 14:10:22 Photo: Junot Diaz has pulled out of all events at this weekend’s Sydney Writer’s Festival (ABC Radio ) Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Junot Diaz has withdrawn from the rest of the Sydney Writers’ Festival events he was scheduled to appear at, following historical sexual harassment allegations …

Wheeler Centre announces new $150,000 funding initiative for emerging writers

Wheeler Centre announces new $150,000 funding initiative for emerging writers

Posted May 03, 2018 20:39:39 Photo: Slam poet and writer Maxine Beneba Clarke will sit on the judging panel for this year’s Next Chapter application process. (Supplied: Hachette) Related Story: First-time novelist scores hat-trick at NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Related Link: Australian women writers in the 20th century, the Stella …

From Christina Stead to Ruth Park: the 20th century Australian writers who paved the way for contemporary women

From Christina Stead to Ruth Park: the 20th century Australian writers who paved the way for contemporary women

Posted April 18, 2018 17:23:48 Photo: Dorothy Hewett (here with husband and children) was forced to give up “the Bohemian life.” (Supplied: Rozanna Lilley) Related Story: The Stella Prize continues its shake-up of the Australian literature landscape Related Story: By the numbers 2018: The gender gap in the Australian music …

Gerald Murnane: one of Australia’s greatest writers you may never have heard of | Books

When Mark Binelli first arrived in the tiny, rural Victorian town of Goroke, to interview Gerald Murnane for the New York Times, Murnane produced a piece of paper with three of his own questions: “Are you at all interested in golf?”; “Are you at all interested in horse racing?”; and …