Merlinda Bobis is a multi-awarded writer with 4 novels, 6 poetry books, and a collection of short stories. She performed her one-woman plays at various venues internationally. Borders and difference, women and girls, geopolitics and environment, war and memory, the poetics and politics of care are among the subjects of her various literary, performance, and scholarly works. She taught Creative Writing for 21 years at the University of Wollongong and is currently Honorary Senior Lecturer at The Australian National University. Her awards include the 2016 Christina Stead Prize for Fiction for her novel Locust Girl. A Lovesong, three Philippine National Book Awards, the Steele Rudd Award for the Best Published Collection of Australian Short Stories, the Prix Italia and the Australian Writers’ Guild Award. Her latest poetry book Accidents of Composition (Spinifex August 2017) circumnavigates the globe, history, and an inner universe.
Event: In Conversation with Caroline Baum, 2017 Wollongong Writers Festival Program Launch
MC: Adam Norris
Date, Time: Friday 18th August 2017 at 7:00pm
Venue: Wollongong Art Gallery