This All Come Back Now is the first anthology of speculative fiction by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers, spanning bush horror, ghost stories, time travel and post-human futures. Hear from a panel of contributors as they discuss how their work is rooted in Indigenous ways of being, knowing and becoming, and what the toolkit of speculative fiction allows them to explore in terms of kin and Country, memory and future thinking. The editor of the anthology, Mykaela Saunders, sits down with Evelyn Araluen, Merryana Salem and Jack Latimore.
This is a free event. Bookings are not required, however we recommend that you arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Evelyn Araluen (Australian)
Evelyn Araluen is a poet, researcher and co-editor of Overland Literary Journal. Her widely published criticism, fiction and poetry has been awarded the Nakata Brophy Prize for Young Indigenous Writers, the Judith Wright Poetry Prize, a Wheeler Centre Next Chapter Fellowship, and a Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund grant. Born and raised on Dharug country, she is a descendant of the Bundjalung Nation. Evelyn’s debut collection Dropbear won the 2022 Stella Prize.
Merryana Salem (Australian)
Merryana Salem is a Wonnarua and Lebanese-Australian writer, teacher, author, critic and podcaster. They are a contributor to This All Come Back Now.
Jack Latimore (Australian)
Jack Latimore is a Blak journalist and writer. He is the Indigenous affairs journalist at The Age and previously the managing editor of NITV Digital. He is a Birpai-Thungutti man currently based on Boon Wurrung Country in Naarm.
Mykaela Saunders (Australian)
Mykaela Saunders is a Koori and Lebanese writer, teacher, community researcher and the editor of This All Come Back Now, the world's first anthology of blackfella speculative fiction. Mykaela is a 2021 Next Chapter recipient, and has won the Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, the National Indigenous Story Award, the Oodgeroo Noonuccal Indigenous Poetry Prize, the Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers Prize for Nonfiction and the University of Sydney's Sister Alison Bush Graduat Medal for Indigenous research. Of Dharug descent, and working-class and queer, Mykaela belongs to the Tweed Goori community.