Emily Bitto is an award-winning writer of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. The manuscript of her debut novel, The Strays, was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Unpublished Manuscript Award, and the published novel went on to win the 2015 Stella Prize. Her second novel, Wild Abandon, won the prestigious Margaret and Colin Roderick Award in 2022. Emily has a Masters in literary studies and a PhD in creative writing from the University of Melbourne and has been teaching for over a decade. She is currently a teacher in the Faber Writing Academy’s Writing a Novel course.
Thursday 22 June, 11am AEST
In this pre-recorded panel, three trans/queer writers discuss the complex connections between Truth, genre, and identity within their own work. Combining theory, genre-bending experimentation, and the mundane absurdity of their everyday lives, these writers consider the intersections of form and content along lines of race and gender, and talk about how these relationships effect their […]
Saturday 17 June, 4:15pm
Hear from authors on how they go about whittling down their words to the ones that matter the most, and what they do with the ones they cut.
Friday June 16, 12:30pm
In this discussion, writers will explore the diverse terrain of children’s literature and underscore the importance of creating inclusive and representative fictional worlds.