Program Category: Main Program Day 4


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I, Migrant

30 Oct 2016 09:00 /

Migration can transform lives and define nations in both anticipated and unexpected ways. How has a migrant identity shaped these writers’ lives both on and off the page? How has …

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Ancient Texts

30 Oct 2016 09:00 /

From Hindu epics to the palm leaf texts, these writers encourage us to dive deep and discover the mystic, sensual and revelatory qualities of our ancient works, and show just …

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In their Skin

30 Oct 2016 09:00 /

One of the thrills of reading is slipping inside a new character’s skin. What’s it like for the author, especially if that character’s life is vastly different to their own? …

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Helon Habila: The Chibok Girls

30 Oct 2016 10:30 / /

On 15 April, 2014, 267 girls from the Chibok Secondary School in northern Nigeria were kidnapped by Boko Haram. Acclaimed Nigerian novelist Helon Habila shares the personal stories of some …

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Hanya Yanagihara: A Little Life

30 Oct 2016 10:30 / /

Searing, insightful, unflinching: Hanya Yanagihara’s novel A Little Life has made an indelible impression on readers the world over. She joins Kirsti Melville for a conversation on friendship, art, and …

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The Look of the Book

30 Oct 2016 10:30 /

Lustworthy, lurid, eye-catching or cryptic: a book’s design can make or break its reception. An author, a book designer and a publisher reveal just what goes on to create the …

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Island lore

30 Oct 2016 11:45 /

Rich with local lore, legendary beasts and mythical monsters, listen in as writers from the far corners of the Indonesian archipelago explore the culture of their regions and its impact …

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Forgiveness is a Practice

30 Oct 2016 11:45 /

It’s easy to say, but harder to do. In 2015, Mpho Tutu told us: “forgiveness is a practice”. Join three authors for an intimate and personal exploration of the legacy …

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Home

30 Oct 2016 11:45 /

What does home mean? Is it a place? Is it where the heart is? How does home change when we choose to leave a place, versus being forced to leave? …

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Seno Gumira Ajidarma: My Indonesia

30 Oct 2016 13:15 / /

A revered figure in Indonesia’s literary and journalism scenes, Seno Gumira Ajidarma is a prolific writer whose work spans many genres, and reflects his multi-faceted curiosity. He draws inspiration from …

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Hannah Kent: The Good People

30 Oct 2016 13:15 / /

Hannah Kent’s bestselling debut novel, Burial Rites, was translated into over 20 languages and lauded around the globe. Be among the first to hear from this impressive talent on the …

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Poetry Gets Loud

30 Oct 2016 13:15 /

Where literature collides with rap and rock’n’roll, discover the delights of performance poetry: loud, proud and often provocative. Featuring some of the Festival’s most exciting poets.

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Darkness and Light

30 Oct 2016 14:30 /

What draws writers to write about the darker aspects of human experience – violence, manipulation, torture? What keeps us reading? These writers reveal how they go there, and why it’s …

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The Good Samaritan

30 Oct 2016 14:30 /

From walking the world, to helping rural villages get better sanitation, examine the meaning of Tat Tvam Asi, or ‘I am you, you are me’, through the lens of the …

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The Power of Story

30 Oct 2016 14:30 /

“Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die.” – …

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Open Road, Open Book

30 Oct 2016 16:00 /

The promise of the open road and the far horizon… global nomad or armchair adventurer, we all know the call of distant lands. Hop on board as these travel writers …

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Mother Tongue

30 Oct 2016 16:00 /

Overwhelmed by English and dominated by Bahasa, many say the Balinese language has reached the brink of extinction. Listen in as these speakers argue the case for Balinese, and why …

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Shining a Light

30 Oct 2016 16:00 /

Terrorism. War. Political turbulence. Climate change. Environmental devastation. When the news is too much to bear, fiction can help us to grapple with the big issues.

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