Award-winning author Will Kostakis joins us to discuss We Could Be Something, his latest novel for young adults. He speaks about this new emotional rollercoaster of a novel and the two young men at its heart, each on a journey of discovery that converges on the same street in Darlinghurst. It's part coming-out story, part falling-in-love story, part relationship breakdown story, part extended Greek family story. Will is joined in conversation by Adrian Mouhajer.

This event is Auslan interpreted.

Will Kostakis (Australian)

Will Kostakis

Will Kostakis is an award-winning author for young adults. He’s been at it fifteen years, but his mum insists it’s just a phase. We Could Be Something is his sixth novel. It’s a humorous yet heart-rending look at family, fame and falling in love.

Adrian Mouhajer (Australian)

Adrian Mouhajer

Adrian Mouhajer is a non-binary lesbian Muslim Lebanese poet from Lakemba who explores themes of queerness, love, desire, family and cultural connection within their work. They are a member of Sweatshop Literacy Movement and won Highly Commended in the 2021 Sydney Opera House Antidote Mentorship for Diverse Emerging Writers. Their work has been published with SBS Voices, Aniko Press and Diversity Arts Australia. Adrian’s work was also shortlisted in the 2022 SBS Emerging Writers’ Competition. Adrian is the editor of Stories Out West, an anthology of LGBTQ+ writers of colour with a connection to Western Sydney.