The newest works of non-fiction by Australian writers Delia Falconer and Indira Naidoo offer deeply personal and profound meditations on our relationship with the natural world. Delia’s Signs and Wonders explores how it feels to live as a reader, writer, mother and lover of nature in an era of extreme ecological change. Indira’s The Space Between the Stars is the poignant story of awakening to the power of nature in the wake of her sister’s passing. They appear in conversation with Julia Baird (Phosphorescence).

Indira Naidoo (Australian)

Indira Naidoo

Indira Naidoo is a journalist and broadcaster. During her 30 year award-winning career Indira has reported for and hosted some of Australia's most well-regarded news and current affairs programs including ABC TV's 7.30 and SBS's World News. She currently hosts ABC Radio's Weekend Nightlife show. Indira's first book, the best-selling Edible Balcony charted her experiment converting her apartment balcony into a thriving vegie patch. Her latest book, The Space Between the Stars, focuses on how nature helped her through her grief after her younger sister took her life.

Delia Falconer (Australian)

Delia Falconer

Delia Falconer is the author of the novels The Service of Clouds and The Lost Thoughts of Soldiers and Sydney, a personal history of her hometown. Her writing has been widely anthologised and shortlisted for prizes across the fields of fiction, non-fiction, history, and biography. In 2018 she was awarded the 2018 Walkley-Pascall Award for Arts Criticism. Her fourth book, Signs and Wonders: Dispatches from a Time of Beauty and Loss was published in 2021.

Julia Baird (Australian)

Julia Baird

Dr Julia Baird is a bestselling author and award-winning journalist. She hosts The Drum on ABC TV and writes columns for The New York Times and The Sydney Morning Herald. After the publication of her first book, Media Tarts, she moved to the United States to take up a fellowship at the Harvard Kennedy School. In 2007, she became senior editor of Newsweek in New York. Her work has earned her four Walkley Our Watch awards, a Walkley Award for team election reporting and two further Walkley nominations. Julia’s bestselling biography of Queen Victoria was published in several countries to critical acclaim and was one of The New York Times top ten books of 2016. In 2020 she published Phosphorescence which went onto become the highest-selling Australian non-fiction title of the year and has subsequently been named Book of the Year by the Australian Book Industry Awards, the Indie Book Awards and the ABA Booksellers’ Choice Awards.