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Melissa Lucashenko and Adam Thompson in Conversation

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The Tamar Valley Writers Festival is excited to announce that we are bringing Miles Franklin award-winning author Melissa Lucashenko to town

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The Tamar Valley Writers Festival is excited to announce that we are bringing 2019 Miles Franklin award-winning author Melissa Lucashenko to Launceston from Queensland (her first guest-speaking appearance in Tasmania). The acclaimed Goorie writer of Bundjalung and European heritage is here to celebrate with up and coming Tasmanian Aboriginal writer Adam Thompson on the launch of his debut book of short stories, Born Into This.

We are tagging this event as "The Master and the Apprentice".

Why? This event brings together the wisdom, wit, wrath and warmth of one of Australia's foremost Indigenous voices in literature with the candour and insight of an enthralling debut Tasmanian Aboriginal (pakana) author.

Melissa will be talking about Too Much Lip and how being shortlisted for the Stella Prize, but going on to win the $60,000 Miles Franklin Literary Award can change your life. Thompson will explain how mentors like Denise Robinson, Kate Gordon, Jimmy Everett and Cate Kennedy changed aspiration to inspiration for his short but powerfully-charged storytelling journey.

Don't miss out on this stand-out event! Tickets will sell out quickly.

Refreshments will be served, and Petrarch's bookshop will be on site for book sales and signings.

Melissa Lucashenko

Melissa Lucashenko's first novel, Steam Pigs, was published in 1997 and since then her work has received acclaim in many literary awards. Too Much Lip (published by UQP) is her sixth novel and won the 2019 Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Queensland Premier’s Award for a Work of State Significance. It was also shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Fiction, the Stella Prize, two Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, two Queensland Literary Awards and two NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. Melissa is a Walkley Award winner for her non-fiction, and a founding member of human rights organisation Sisters Inside. She writes about ordinary Australians and the extraordinary lives they lead.

Adam Thompson

Adam Thompson is an emerging Aboriginal (pakana) writer from Tasmania, who writes contemporary short fiction. In 2016–17, Adam received writing awards through the Tamar Valley Writers Festival and the Tasmanian Writers and Readers Festival. Adam has been awarded a First Nations Fellowship at Varuna – The Writers House, several Arts Tasmania grants, and was one of ten recipients of The Next Chapter initiative through the Wheeler Centre.

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