This is an event from the May 2016 Festival.

Code: 68  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Politics & Current Affairs, Philosophy

The issues of censorship and free speech seem to become more relevant and contentious every day. Whether it’s being able to publish religious cartoons, run seminars encouraging men to belittle women or asking university students to read The Great Gatsby without a trigger warning lest it bring up traumatic memories, this topic is vast and varied. Marie Darrieussecq, writer for Charlie Hebdo, author Tara Moss (Speaking Out), Race Discriminination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane and psychoanalyst Susie Orbach speak with Rebecca Huntley about what you can and can’t say and what you should say anyway.

Thursday 19 May 2016 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Pier 2/3 The Loft, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay

Marie Darrieussecq (International)

Marie Darrieussecq is a French writer born in the Basque Country in 1969. She lives mainly in Paris. Her first novel, Pig Tales (Truismes), was published in 1996 and subsequently translated into 35 languages. All told, she has authored some 15 books published in numerous countries around the world, including novels, short stories, a play, and a work of non-fiction. Her last novel Men (Il faut beaucoup aimer les hommes), which was awarded both the Prix Médicis and the Prix des Prix in 2013, has just been translated and published at Text Publishing. She is a regular contributor to contemporary art magazines in France and UK and also writes for Libération and Charlie Hebdo, in addition to being a psychoanalyst.

Tara Moss (Australian)

A dual Canadian/Australian citizen, Tara Moss is the bestselling author of ten books of fiction and non-fiction published in nineteen countries. She is also a journalist, doctoral candidate, and outspoken advocate for child rights and women’s rights. She is UNICEF Australia’s National Ambassador for Child Survival, Patron for the Full Stop Foundation for ending rape and domestic violence, and Norton’s Family Ambassador for child e-safety and cyberbullying. In 2015 she received an Edna Ryan award for making a feminist difference, inciting others to challenge the status quo. Tara currently lives in New South Wales with her husband and daughter.

Soutphommasane, Tim
Tim Soutphommasane (Australian)

Tim Soutphommasane is Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner. His thinking on multiculturalism and national identity has been influential in reshaping debates in Australia and Britain. He is the author of The Virtuous Citizen, Don’t Go Back To Where You Came From (winner of the Community Relations Commission Award at the 2013 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards), Reclaiming Patriotism, and editor of All That’s Left (with Nick Dyrenfurth). His most recent book is I’m not racist but… 40 Years of the Racial Discrimination Act.

Rebecca Huntley (Australian)

Dr Rebecca Huntley is one of Australia’s foremost researchers on social and consumer trends. For nearly a decade Rebecca was the Director of The Mind & Mood Report. She is the author of numerous books - The World According to Y: Inside the New Adult Generation, Eating Between the Lines: Food and Equality in Australia, The Italian Girl and Does Cooking Matter?. She was a feature writer for Australian Vogue, a columnist for BRW and the presenter of RN Drive on a Friday.

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Susie Orbach (International)

Susie Orbach is a psychotherapist, writer and co-founder of The Women's Therapy Centre in London and The Women's Therapy Centre in New York. Her first book Fat is a Feminist Issue has been continuously in print since 1978, with a new Introduction this year. Her other books include Hunger Strike, What's Really Going on Here?Towards Emotional LiteracyOn Eating, The Impossibility of Sex, Bodies, Fifty Shades of Feminism (co-editor), and the forthcoming In Therapy. She lectures widely in the UK, Europe and North America, has written for several magazines and newspapers, and has provided consultation advice for organisations from the government and the NHS to the World Bank. She continues to help many individuals and couples from her practice in London. She was a visiting Professor at the London School of Economics.



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