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On Storytelling: Amit Chaudhuri and Mark Henshaw
Thursday, May 21 2015
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Philharmonia Studio, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
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Two novelists sit down with Stephen Romei to share their delight, wonder and fascination with the art of storytelling. Australian Mark Henshaw’s first novel in 26 years, The Snow Kimono, is part mystery, part metaphor for the nature of storytelling. Indian-born Amit Chaudhuri’s beautiful Odysseus Abroad pays homage to Joyce and Woolf as it follows a day in the life of a young Indian student in 1980s London. Mark and Amit are two writers at the height of their creative powers. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear them discuss their craft.
Amit Chaudhuri (International)
Amit Chaudhuri is a multi-award winning author and internationally acclaimed musician and essayist. He has won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction forFreedom Song: Three Novels, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Infosys Prize for Humanities - Literary Studies. Amit’s new novel is Odysseus Abroad and his most recent work of non-fiction is Calcutta: Two Years in the City. He is a contributor to the London Review of Books, Granta, and The Times Literary Supplement, is a professor of contemporary literature at the University of East Anglia and a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Mark Henshaw has lived in France, Germany, Yugoslavia and the USA. He currently lives in Canberra. His first novel, Out of the Line of Fire, won the FAW Barbara Ramsden Award and the NBC New Writers Award. It was one of the biggest selling Australian literary novels of the decade and was re-released as a Text Classic in 2014. His most recent novel is The Snow Kimono.