Catherine McKinnon and Arif Anwar talk to Gillian O’Shaughnessy about how to write about ecological disaster.
Arif Anwar was born in Chittagong, Bangladesh, just miles from the Bay of Bengal. He has previously worked for BRAC, one of the world’s largest non-government organisations, on issues of poverty alleviation, and for UNICEF Myanmar on public health issues. He has a PhD in Education from the University of Toronto and he lives in Toronto, Canada, with his wife Si (Sandra) Lian.
Catherine McKinnon is an award-winning writer of novels, plays and short stories. In 2006 she won the Penguin Women's Weekly Award for her short story Haley and the Sea. Her play Tilt was selected for the 2010 National Playwriting Festival, and another of her plays, As I Lay Dreaming, won the Mitch Matthews Award in 2010. In 2015 she was co-winner of the Griffith Review Novella 111 Award. Her short stories, reviews and articles have appeared in Transnational Literature, Text Journal, RealTime and Narrative. She lives in NSW and teaches performance and creative writing at the University of Wollongong.
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Sun 23 Feb 2.30pm