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)

Amelia Lush

Amelia Lush is the current Head of Children’s and YA Programs at the Sydney Writers’ Festival and before that worked in independent bookstores for over a decade. She has judged a number of literary prizes including the Stella Prize, the Richell Prize. The Indie Book Prize and the Australian Book Industry Awards.