Mark Brandi, Una Mannion and Lucy Treloar with Tom Wright
Adelaide Writers' Week
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Are there rules that govern writing historical fiction, crime fiction or coming-of-age stories? Mark Brandi, Una Mannion and Lucy Treloar join Tom Wright for a discussion about the limits and possibilities of genre writing.
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Mark Brandi's bestselling novel Wimmera won the coveted British Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger and was named Best Debut at the 2018 Australian Indie Book Awards. His second novel, The Rip, was published to critical acclaim and his third novel, The Others, was shortlisted for the Best Fiction Prize in the 2022 Ned Kelly Awards. His latest novel is Southern Aurora. Brandi's work has appeared in The Guardian, The Age, The Big Issue, in journals and on ABC Radio National.
Una Mannion lives in the northwest of Ireland and has won numerous prizes for her work. Her debut novel, A Crooked Tree, made the Irish bestseller list and won the Kate O'Brien prize. Her most recent novel is Tell Me What I Am.
Lucy Treloar’s novel Salt Creek won the Dobbie Literary Award among others. Wolfe Island, her second novel, won the Barbara Jefferis Award. Treloar's essays and short fiction have appeared in publications including The Saturday Paper, Meanjin, The Age, Overland, Best Australian Stories and Foundational Fictions in South Australian History. A graduate of the University of Melbourne and RMIT, Treloar lives in inner Melbourne with her family.
Tom Wright is an Australian writer and commentator. He appears on ABC radio, nationally and locally as an occasional cultural commentator. He has worked as an actor and director across Australian and as part of Edinburgh and Vienna Festivals. He was Associate Director of Sydney Theatre Company 2004 to 2012. Since 2016 he has been an Associate Artist at Belvoir.