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Making Waves: 10 Years Of The Byron Bay Writers

Making Waves: 10 Years Of The Byron Bay Writers' Festival

Author: Fay Knight   Marele Day   Susan Bradley Smith  

From the deeply moving to the powerfully political, more than 20 of Australia’s leading authors offer their ideas and stories for a new collection of writing brimming with passion, wit and humour.

In celebration of ten years of the Byron Bay Writers Festival, the cream of Australia’s writing talent use short stories, essays and poetry to address issues that matter to them. Ruth Ostrow writes of loss; Alison Broinowski on the end of the world. Christopher Kremmer turns his focus to the global stage. Nick Earls looks closer to home. David Williamson reflects on falling in and out of favour with his critics. Melissa Lucashenko writes of the ‘deafness’ of white Australia, while, in her final public performance, Thea Astley takes a humorous look at travelling. Inspired by one of Australia’s most loved locations, Making Waves showcases the best of our intellectual and cultural life. Contributors include Thea Astley, Jean Bedford, Alison Broinowski, Susan Bradley-Smith, Larry Buttrose, John Carroll, Peter Corris, Nick Earls, Peter Goldsworthy, Kate Grenville, Anita Heiss, John Kinsella, Christopher Kremmer, David Leser, Melissa Lucashenko, Mungo MacCallum, Roger McDonald, Craig McGregor, Hilary McPhee, Di Morrissey, Ruth Ostrow, Dorothy Porter, Peter Singer, Robyn Williams.