February 21, 2019
Stay updated with the Writers' Week changes
With events of this size and scope, inevitably changes occur despite our best efforts. Please read on below to see what has changed from our print guide for Adelaide Writers' Week 2019.
Life Writing: 12pm, West Stage
Fiona Wright will be a participating chair; Trent Dalton will no longer participate in this session. He will now be appearing on Thu 7 Mar at 2.30pm, West Stage.
Painter to the King: 5pm, East Stage is now on instead of How We Disappeared
How We Disappeared: 5pm, East Stage is now on instead of Painter to the King
Out Of Sight: 10.45am, East Stage
With Kassem Eid and Nazanin Sahamizadeh. Chair: Linda Jaivin.
Replaces War and its Aftermath. Ahmed Saadawi is no longer appearing.
Kassem Eid’s memoir My Country tells of the oppression and brutal violence taking place in Syria while the world pays no heed. Nazanin Sahamizadeh’s play Manus follows eight Iranian refugees - including award-winning author Behrouz Boochani and the murdered Reza Barati – as they leave Iran in search of safety only to end up in the Australian camps of Manus Island, far from scrutiny. Kassem and Nazanin urgently remind us of ongoing, preventable suffering taking place across the world and in our backyard, ignored and out of sight.
Troll Hunting: 10.45am, West Stage
With Ginger Gorman. Chair: Eileen Ormsby.
Replaces Frankenstein in Baghdad; Ahmed Saadawi is no longer appearing.
In 2013, journalist Ginger Gorman became the victim of online trolling. It left her shaken and afraid but also intrigued about the motivation behind the sustained, virulent attacks. Her curiosity led to Troll Hunting. Meticulously researched, Troll Hunting draws on conversations with psychologists, trolling victims, law enforcement, academics and, most importantly, trolls themselves, to explore the criminals behind and the real life consequences of this uniquely 21st Century phenomenon.
2062: 10.45am, East Stage is now at 2.30pm, East Stage
With Toby Walsh.
The Supremacy of Class: 2.30pm, East Stage is now at 10.45am, East Stage
With Rick Morton & Sarah Smarsh.
At Dusk: 2.30pm, West Stage is now at 1.15pm, East Stage
With Hwang Sok-yong
The Great Believers: 1.15pm, East Stage is now at 2.30pm, West Stage
With Rebecca Makkai
MUD Literary Prize: 2.30pm, West Stage is now Mud Literary Prize: Trent Dalton’s Boy Swallows Universe
Trent Dalton’s Boy Swallows Universe was the unanimous winner of the 2019 MUD Literary Prize for a debut literary fiction novel. Inspired by Trent’s unique childhood, this extraordinary novel has it all – wonderful prose, endearing, unique characters, and a rollicking, uplifting and richly rewarding narrative. A coming-of-age story meets crime thriller, Boy Swallows Universe is a moving hymn to the importance and love of family: a surprising and poetic account of two vivid characters and their against-the-odds struggle to transcend and triumph over their high risk childhoods.