All posts from: Sydney Writers' Festival
Jess Hill: See What You Made Me Do
Drawn from years of Walkley Award–winning investigative reporting on domestic abuse, Jess Hill’s See What You Made Me Do: Power, Control and Domestic Abuse, vividly conjures the scale of our national emergency. Winner of the 2020 Stella Prize and praised by Helen Garner as a “shattering book: clear-headed and meticulous, driving always at the truth”, See What You Made Me Do evokes a sense of urgency in the reader. Rather than asking questions like, “Why didn’t she leave?”, Jess puts perpetrators – and the criminal justice system enabling them – into the spotlight. Journalist Georgie Dent speaks with Jess about her searing exposé and manifesto for change.
Ann Patchett and Kevin Wilson: A Conversation with Friends
Two of the most acclaimed writers in fiction today, Ann Patchett (The Dutch House) and Kevin Wilson (Nothing to See Here) have been close friends for more than 20 years. In a rare and intimate glimpse into their literary and personal bond, the beloved Tennessean authors share stories of their friendship, their deep admiration of each other’s work and how they both explore the theme of family through their fiction. They also reveal what they hope to accomplish in the future and which books have been occupying their bedside tables. This recording is available on all major podcast platforms.