LITERATURE WEEKEND IN THE CITY
Nardi Simpson & Karen Wyld
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 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 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 She was the recipient of the 2020 Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript for her second novel, Where the Fruit Falls.
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Sat 20 Feb
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Nardi Simpson is appearing via live stream.
His Majesty’s Theatre will be offering a menu of delicious treats at Crew and King (Menu here) and Dress Circle Bar (Menu here) for you to enjoy during Literature Weekend in the City. Grab a quick bite between sessions or sit down and enjoy a coffee and cake with your favourite book.
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