Literary star Hanya Yanagihara on friendship and on writing that which cannot be spoken. Acclaimed novelist and social commentator Lionel Shriver on the power of fiction. Cinema legend Joko Anwar on the rise (and rise) of Indonesian new-wave cinema. Undercover journalist Suki Kim on what lies behind the closed doors of North Korea’s sons. Youth activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied on writing your own story. Pageant Queen Anastasia Lin on beauty with a purpose. Much-loved performer Magda Szubanski on going beyond comedy, to family and a reckoning. Leading foreign correspondent Stan Grant on human dignity and the soul of a nation. Filmmaker and actress Djenar Maesa Ayu on flirting with the chaotic feminine in Indonesia. Artist and musician Jesse Paris Smith on creative activism. The Brothahood on where hip-hop intersects with faith. Stella Award-winner Charlotte Wood on writing darkness to find the light. Novelist and poet Helon Habila on staring into the hard face of the extreme.
Brave voices. Leading thinkers. Inspiring artists.
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