Ivan Coyote is an award-winning author of 11 books, and creator of four short films and three albums that combine storytelling and music. The Ottawa Xpress once said that ‘Coyote is to Canadian literature what k.d. lang is to country music: a beautifully odd fixture’. Join Ivan in conversation with Amelia Lush about the complex and intensely personal issues of gender identity, family, class, social justice and queer liberation.

Supported by the Consulate General of Canada, Sydney, and Macquarie University.

Amelia Lush (Australian)

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Amelia Lush, the Children's Marketing Coordinator for Better Reading, is the recipient of the 2016 Penguin Random House Young Bookseller of the Year Award and the 2014 Elizabeth Reilly Fellowship for Children's Bookselling. Over her career, she has been on literary judging panels such as the ABIA Awards, Indie Awards and Richell Prize. Amelia has a decade of frontline bookselling under her belt, and loves nothing more than delving into discussions with others who share a passion for literature.