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Texta book club: The Island Will Sink by Briohny Doyle

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Texta is no ordinary book club; it's for people who love art. We use fiction (mostly) to unpack the subjects, themes and emotions of art. Conversation is never colourless, and is facilitated by our brains trust from QUT Creative Writing and Literary Studies.

To coincide with the exhibitions Why Future Still Needs Us: AI and Humanity and Machination we are discussing The Island Will Sink by Briohny Doyle.

With the threat of the future perpetually on the brink of collapse, catastrophe is our most popular entertainment. The energy crisis has come and gone and the world watches as Pitcairn Island sinks into the Pacific, wondering if this will be the end of everything. Amongst it all, Max Galleon, anxious family man and blockbuster auteur, lives a life that he cannot remember.

If the lines between real and unreal are fully blurred, can you really trust anyone, even yourself?

Briohny Doyle is a Melbourne-based writer and academic. Her work has appeared in publications like The Lifted Brow, The Age, Overland, Going Down Swinging and Meanjin, among others, and she has performed her work at the Sydney Festival and at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.

Join us for a brief tour of the exhibitions followed by a glass of wine and generous amounts of healthy conversation about The Island Will Sink.

Books can be purchased from the Gardens Point QUT Bookshop or from QUT Art Museum.

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