Nardi Simpson & Karen Wyld

Nardi Simpson & Karen Wyld Sat 20 Feb Downstairs at The Maj | His Majesty's Theatre Sat 20 Feb Downstairs at The Maj | His Majesty's Theatre $19 Event Info Buy Tickets
Sat 20 Feb at Downstairs at The Maj | His Majesty's Theatre, from $19

Nardi Simpson (appearing via live stream) and Karen Wyld join Annabel Smith to talk about their new novels which trace multigenerational families as they grapple with love, survival and legacy.

Nardi’s background as a songwriter (one half of the Stiff Gins) is on full display in Song of the Crocodile, a novel that follows the Billymil family across multiple generations. Similarly, Karen’s Where The Fruit Falls is written in evocative language that explores the lives and loves of a family full of strong First Nations women.

Nardi Simpson

Nardi Simpson is a Yuwaalaraay writer, musician, composer and educator from North West NSW freshwater plains. A founding member of Indigenous folk duo Stiff Gins, Nardi has been performing nationally and internationally for 20 years. Her debut novel, Song of the Crocodile was a 2018 winner of a black&write! writing fellowship. 


Karen Wyld

Karen Wyld is a South Australian freelance writer and author living on the Fleurieu Peninsula. She has been awarded and short-listed for numerous literary awards. She was the recipient of the 2020 Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript for her second novel, Where the Fruit Falls.

Time & Location

Sat 20 Feb


Downstairs at The Maj | His Majesty's Theatre, 825 Hay Street, Perth / Karboordup



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Nardi Simpson is appearing via live stream.

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