In this series of events, join some of our most beloved writers as they interview the author of their favourite Australian debut from the last year. They may be our favourite writers, but they’re also some of the most insightful and incisive readers in the country – and these sessions reveal what they think makes a story extraordinary. Providing keen insights into the books they’re most excited about and the writers they’re tipping as new talents to watch, enjoy this special series of conversations between the authors you already love and the new writers they love.

Acclaimed poet, researcher and co-editor of Overland, Evelyn Araluen (Dropbear) interviews Ennis Cehic about his electrifying debut collection of short stories, Sadvertising.

This is a free event. Bookings are not required, however we recommend that you arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Ennis Cehic (Australian)

Ennis Cehic

Ennis Cehic focuses on ideas of displacement, creativity and existentialism. His writing has been published in a variety of publications including Meanjin, Assemble Papers and Going Down Swinging. He is the author of New Metonyms, a literary photography book about his homeland Bosnia & Herzegovina, released with photographer Shantanu Starick in 2020. In 2018, Ennis was selected as an inaugural recipient of the Wheeler Centre's Next Chapter writers' scheme. Sadvertising is his debut work of fiction.

Evelyn Araluen (Australian)

Evelyn Araluen

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.