No More Boats is the electrifying novel from award–winning author Felicity Castagna that taps the political nerve exposed in 2001 when the Norwegian ship MV Tampa, carrying 438 refugees, was refused entry into Australia. It follows the story of Antonio Martone, a migrant confronted by the ghost of his dead friend who commands him to paint ‘No More Boats’ in giant letters across his front yard. Hear Felicity speak about a thought-provoking novel that chronicles the unravelling of a man and a nation.

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Felicity Castagna (Australian)

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Felicity Castagna is the author of the multiaward-winning novel The Incredible Here and Now, and its stage adaptation. Her collection of short stories Small Indiscretions was named an ABR book of the year. Her work has appeared on ABC Radio and TV as well as in national journals and newspapers. She has taught creative writing all around Australia and currently runs the storytelling series Studio Stories. Her latest novel is No More Boats. She is the Director of Finishing School, a project that aims to provide long-term mentoring for western Sydney women, writing their first books.