Avid Reader, Brisbane – The Novella Project V launch

Join MC Nick Earls and the Griffith Review team for the launch of Griffith Review 58: Storied Lives – The Novella Project V at Brisbane’s Avid Reader Bookshop and Café.

Every life offers a unique story – but some lives stand out so distinctly they leave their mark on the world. How do some people make such a difference – and trigger change both at large and close to home?

Griffith Review 58: Storied Lives – The Novella Project V focuses on people who have effected a change in the world. It looks at the lives of others – real and imagined – that have created a narrative that resonates. Their stories, personal, political, scientific or cultural, help map change, and illustrate how an individual life can coalesce with history to leave an enduring mark.

When: 6 pm, Friday 3 November 2017

Where: Avid Reader, 193 Boundary Street, West End... Read more

Newtown Festival

Local bookstore Better Read than Dead are back again this year with The Writer’s Tent at Newtown Festival – an all-day program of free discussions with writers from around Australia. Join Amy Corderoy, Ashley Kalagian Blunt and Kavita Bedford in conversation with co-editor Jerath Head, as they discuss Griffith Review 56: Millennials Strike Back and what it is to be a millennial today.

When: Sunday 12 November, 4 pm

Where: The Writer’s Tent, Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, Sydney

Tickets: Free entry

Rod Tiffen and Dennis Altman – interview

‘Nostalgia voters, identity politics and populism’

In an interview with Geraldine Doogue for ABC Radio National’s Saturday Extra, Rod Tiffen and Dennis Altman discuss their pieces from Griffith Review 57: Perils of Populism.

Tiffen postits ‘restorationism’ as a mindset that populist parties adopt when they promise a return to a golden past; and Altman says the populist attacks on ‘political correctness gone mad’ fail to grasp the inequities that give rise to identity politics.

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