In Conversation / Selling Fast

Carpentaria: In Conversation


Ten years on from winning the prestigous Miles Franklin Award, Alexis Wright reflects on the timelessness of Carpentaria.

The Angel’s Palace experience has been made possible through the generous support of the Taylor family.

UPLIT has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland’s Backing Indigenous Arts initiative.

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Sat 9 Sep 2017

Duration 1 hour

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Dr Sandra Phillips

Dr Sandra Phillips

A member of the Wakka Wakka nation, Dr Sandra R. Phillips is a respected academic, researcher, editor, and former publisher. Currently lecturing in communication and publishing studies at QUT Creative Industries, Sandra’s research interests are in Indigenous story and its publishing, its readership, and its communities of practice. Once Deputy Chair of the former Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board of the Australia Council, Sandra has held many leadership roles in the arts and culture sector.

Alexis Wright

Alexis Wright

Alexis Wright is a member of the Waanyi nation of the southern highlands of the Gulf of Carpentaria. She is renowned as the author of the prize-winning novels Carpentaria and The Swan Book, and of a previous work of non-fiction Grog War, a study of alcohol abuse in the Northern Territory. Her books have been published widely overseas, including in China, the US, the UK, Italy, India, and France. She is a Distinguished Fellow in Western Sydney University's Writing and Society Research Centre. Her new book of non-fiction is Tracker Tilmouth, a collective memoir of the charismatic Aboriginal leader, political thinker and entrepreneur who died in Darwin in 2015.

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