Explore the 2024 Program

Bringing the Past to Life

Take a step back in time 

Abraham Verghese
Francesca de Tores (photo credit Andrew North)
Mirandi Riwoe (photo credit Tammy Law)
Saturday 25 May 2024
Event Code: 113
“The past is a foreign country”, L.P. Hartley famously wrote. It is also a place readers can visit via masterful historical fiction.

Be transported by esteemed panellists Francesca de Tores (Saltblood), Mirandi Riwoe (Sunbirds) and Abraham Verghese (The Covenant of Water) as they discuss the magic of bringing history to life for contemporary audiences. Learn how these authors conjure the past to make sense of the present and convincingly intertwine fact and fiction in their prose. Hosted by Kate Evans (ABC RN’s The Bookshelf).

Supported by

Carriageworks, Bay 20, The ARA Stage
245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, NSW, 2015