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Harrison Young: On Being Surprised
Thursday, May 21 2015
1:30 PM - 2:10 PM
Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 Curiosity Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Harrison Young discusses his colourful process for creating characters and getting words down on the page in just the right style and order. If you lose your path, the rhythm of your prose will let you know the way back.
Supported by the University of Sydney
Harrison Young (Australian)
Investment banker Harrison Young has done business in twenty countries and helped found firms in Bahrain and Beijing. So much airplane time has allowed him to write Partners and Submission, which he describes as “love stories with the sex left in.” He has been a reporter for The Washington Post, an infantry officer in Vietnam, a director of the Bank of England and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. He likes red wine, intelligent women and John Donne’s poetry.
Damon Young (Australian)
Dr Damon Young is a philosopher and writer. He is the author of Distraction, Philosophy in the Garden, and the recently published How to Think About Exercise. His books have been published in Australia and abroad, and translated into various languages, including Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Turkish and Korean. Damon is also the author of two children’s books: My Nanna is a Ninja and My Pop is a Pirate. He recently won the AAP media prize for his work as a public intellectual.