Melbourne Writers Festival appearances
Last year I hung back terrified of all the brilliant brains around me, but this year I am being forced to participate by going on the "Style vs Content" panel with the (OMG, brilliant) Kirsty Gunn, whose novel The Big Music I have been clambering through awestruck for the last week or so. Francesca Rendle-Short will be wrangling us.
There are also sessions on Censorship, the Future of the Novel, Junot Diaz on whether literature can effect political change and a session on "A Post-National Literature". There'll be a lot to chew on.