with Nardi Simpson and Karen Wyld / Chaired by Natalie Harkin
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In Karen Wyld’s Where the Fruit Falls, Brigid sets off on an epic journey with her twin babies, one white and one black, searching for lost love. Nardi Simpson’s Song of the Crocodile introduces us to the Billymil family, living with its community on the fringes of Darnmoor, “the Gateway to Happiness”. Both novels are award winning, immersive stories of family, Country and history that powerfully weave rich narratives and magical realism with the enduring tragic legacy of colonialism.
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Nardi Simpson is a Yuwaalaraay writer, musician, composer and educator from North West NSW freshwater plains. A founding member of Indigenous folk duo Stiff Gins, Nardi has been performing nationally and internationally for 20 years. Her debut novel, Song of the Crocodile was a 2018 winner of a black&write! writing fellowship.
Karen Wyld is a South Australian freelance writer and author living on the Fleurieu Peninsula. She has been awarded and short-listed for numerous literary awards. Recipient of the 2020 Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript for her second novel, Where the Fruit Falls.
Natalie Harkin is a Narungga woman and poet from South Australia. She works at Flinders University with an interest in decolonising state archives, currently engaging archival-poetic methods to research and document Aboriginal women's domestic service and labour histories in SA. Her books include Dirty Words (Cordite Books), and Archival-poetics (Vagabond Press).