Inside the Australian and New Zealand book industry

Image. Advertisement:

Wright hosts new web series

The State Library of Victoria and University of Melbourne have partnered to present a new three-part web series hosted by award-winning author Alexis Wright.

Signposts: Stories for our fragile times explores ‘the role of Australian literature in times of crisis’. The first episode, available on both the SLV and University of Melbourne websites, features author Nicholas Jose. The second episode to be published in July, will feature Miles Franklin winner Melissa Lucashenko. The third episode will be published in August.

‘Writers are storytellers; their words echo universal felt experiences, adding meaning and purpose at times that feel bereft of both,’ said Wright. ‘As Australians navigate the fragility of this time and work to rebuild a more solid future, local writers will play an important role in telling those stories. I’m proud that through Signposts we will highlight a diverse range of voices from across Australian Literature, offering valuable discourse about the power of creativity in a crisis.’


Category: Local news