This is an event from the May 2016 Festival.

Code: SR44  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Fiction
How do we navigate cycles of loss and damage? Lyrical works by Peggy Frew and Mireille Juchau speak about endurance and family cohesion among communal landscapes. Juchau’s The World Without Us is the gripping story of a formidable, grief-stricken family, and the 2016 winner of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Fiction. Frew’s Hope Farm is an absorbing story of childhood’s lost promise. Both take us on a search for identity, belonging and survival. The authors speak with Tegan Bennett Daylight.

Presented with Varuna, the National Writers House

Tuesday 17 May 2016 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, 15-47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba

Mireille Juchau (Australian)

Mireille Juchau is a novelist, essayist and critic. Her third novel, The World Without Us, won the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award. Her second novel, Burning In (2007), was shortlisted for four awards including the 2008 Prime Minister’s Literary Award, and was published in France and Croatia. Mireille has written an international award-winning play and was longlisted in the 2015 international Notting Hill Essay Prize. Her short fiction, and literature and art criticism are widely published.

Peggy Frew (Australian)

Peggy Frew is a musician and writer. She is a winner of The Age Short Story Competition and has been published in New Australian Stories 2, Kill Your Darlings, Meanjin, and The Big Issue. Her first novel, House of Sticks, published in 2011, won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript by an Emerging Victorian Writer, and was shortlisted for the UTS Glenda Adams Prize for New Writing. Hope Farm, her second novel, was published in October 2015.

Tegan Bennett Daylight (Australian)

Tegan Bennett Daylight is a fiction writer, teacher and critic. She is the author of three novels: Bombora, What Falls Away and Safety, as well as several books for children and teenagers. Her short stories have appeared in many anthologies and journals, including Griffith Review, Meanjin and Best Australian Stories. Her first collection of short stories, Six Bedrooms was published in 2015.



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