According to The New York Times, ‘Joy Williams might be the writer’s writer’. She is the award-winning author of four novels and five collections of stories. Joy comes to the Festival bearing her latest work, Ninety-Nine Stories of God, a collection of micro fiction exploring interactions with an ever-elusive and arbitrary God. The characters in the 99 vignettes range from Kafka to the Aztecs, O.J. Simpson and a pack of wolves. Joy is in conversation with ABC RN’s Kate Evans.
Kate Evans (Australian)
Kate Evans presents The Bookshelf on ABC RN with Cassie McCullagh, after years of interviewing writers for RN Books and Arts and Books Plus, as well as working across a whole slew of other RN programs. She regularly appears on stage in conversation with writers and artists. She has a PhD in history, cannot get through a day without reading fiction, and has a wildly idiosyncratic system of shelving and piling up books.