Dystopian fiction imagines worlds where dictatorships, environmental ruin, reproductive regulation and draconian immigration laws reign. But what happens when the real world starts to look startlingly similar? Authors Sally Abbott (Closing Down), James Bradley (The Silent Invasion) and Briohny Doyle (The Island Will Sink) join Maria Lewis to discuss the power of dystopian fiction. Can it help us process changes in our world? And what lessons can the uprisings of dystopian fiction teach?
Supported by Macquarie University.
Maria Lewis (Australian)
Maria Lewis is a journalist, screenwriter, TV host and author of more than four novels including her latest critically acclaimed work, The Witch Who Courted Death. Her debut novel Who's Afraid? is currently being adapted for television.