2022 Stella Prize Winner in Conversation at Sydney Writers’ Festival
Friday 20 May, 10-11am
Carriageworks, Bay 25
245 Wilson St, Eveleigh NSW 2015
Bookings essential: Full $25/ Concession $20
Join us for this special event at Sydney Writers’ Festival as Evelyn Araluen discusses her 2022 Stella Prize-winning book Dropbear with award-winning author and 2022 Stella Prize Chair of Judges, Melissa Lucashenko.
The bookseller for this event is Gleebooks.
Please note, this event will not be live-streamed online.
Evelyn Araluen is a poet, researcher and co-editor of Overland Literary Journal. Her widely published criticism, fiction and poetry has been awarded the Nakata Brophy Prize for Young Indigenous Writers, the Judith Wright Poetry Prize, a Wheeler Centre Next Chapter Fellowship, and a Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund grant. Born and raised on Dharug country, she is a descendant of the Bundjalung Nation. Evelyn’s debut collection Dropbear won the 2022 Stella Prize.
Melissa Lucashenko is a leading Australian novelist. A Bundjalung woman, her work has been awarded the Queensland Deloitte Literary Prize, the Nita B. Kibble Award, and the Victorian Premier’s Award for Indigenous Writing. In 2019 Too Much Lip won Australia’s premier writing prize, the Miles Franklin and the Queensland Award for a Work of State Significance. Melissa is also a Walkley Award winner for her Griffith Review essay “Sinking Below Sight: Down and Out in Brisbane and Logan”, and a founding member of prisoner human rights organisation Sisters Inside. Melissa writes about ordinary people and the extraordinary lives they lead.
Evelyn Araluen will also be in conversation about her book and winning the 2022 Stella Prize at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne on Thursday 12 May.