Angelo Loukakis in conversation with Fiona Kelly McGregor & Robyn Mundy
22 October 2023 | 12:30 pm - 29 February 2024 | 1:25 pm
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Fiona Kelly McGregor evokes a savage urban landscape in 1930s Sydney in her novel, Iris. Robyn Mundy immerses her readers in brutal arctic nature in Cold Coast. Angelo Loukakis will examine how these authors explored the question of survival of their protagonists in diametrically opposite yet, equally hostile, worlds.
About Fiona Kelly McGregor
Fiona Kelly McGregor’s most recent novel is Iris, nominated for the NSW Premiers, Stella and Miles Franklin Awards. Previously, Indelible ink won Age Book of the Year and was published in French by Actes-Sud. Non fiction includes essay collection Buried not Dead, shortlisted for the VPLA, genre-busting photo essay A novel idea; Strange Museums, a travel memoir of a performance art tour through Poland, and the underground classic Chemical Palace. McGregor has decades’ experience as a performance artist as well as curator of events, and writes for The Saturday Paper, The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney Review of Books, Art Monthly and more.
About Robyn Mundy
Wild places form a big part of Robyn Mundy’s life, and her novels. Robyn has wintered and summered in Antarctica, the setting for her first novel The Nature of Ice. Her novel Wildlight is set on remote Maatsuyker Island, home to Australia’s loneliest lighthouse. For over 20 years she has worked seasonally as a ship-based tour guide in Svalbard, Greenland, Antarctica, the Norwegian coast and wild Scotland. Robyn’s numerous Arctic visits led to her recent novel Cold Coast, shortlisted for the 2022 ARA Historical Novel Prize, shortlisted for the 2022 Tasmanian Premier’s Prize for Fiction, Winner of the People’s Choice Award.
About Angelo Loukakis
Angelo Loukakis has been a writer, teacher, scriptwriter, editor and publisher. He is the author of the fiction titles For the Patriarch, Vernacular Dreams, Messenger, The Memory of Tides, Houdini’s Flight, and various non-fiction works. He was Executive Director of the Australian Society of Authors, 2010–16. Angelo Loukakis has been a writer, teacher, scriptwriter, editor and publisher. He is the author of the fiction titles For the Patriarch, Vernacular Dreams, Messenger, The Memory of Tides, Houdini’s Flight, and various non-fiction works. He was Executive Director of the Australian Society of Authors, 2010–16.
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