Perth Festival Writers Weekend 2022: UWAP Author Appearances

Perth Festival Writers Weekend is fast approaching on 26-27 February. Here's the exciting, not-to-miss line-up of UWAP authors on this year's program:


Joshua Kemp, Banjawarn 

Join winner of the 2021 Dorothy Hewett Award, Joshua Kemp, as he discusses his debut novel with Catherine Noske. Banjawarn is a haunting Australian gothic thriller about a true crime writer who finds an abandoned young girl and embarks on a road trip from hell to find her estranged father, travelling through the scorched landscape and blood red dirt of the northern Goldfields of WA. With its echoes of Cormac McCarthy and Randolph Stow, the book is already earning a reputation as a modern classic amongst other Australian gothic novels like Picnic at Hanging Rock, Taboo and The Secret River.

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John Kinsella, The Ascension of Sheep, Volume One (1980-2005), Collected Poems

WA poet John Kinsella, arguably one of the most prolific and celebrated poets of Australia, discusses the process of curating his definitive collection in an unmissable conversation with fellow UWAP published poet Caitlin Maling. The first of three volumes of John’s collected works to be published by UWAP, The Ascension of Sheep focuses on the first 25 years of what will be a landmark collection. 

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Caitlin Maling, Fish Work

Caitlin Maling joins fellow WA poets Hassan Al Nawwab (Poems That Do Not Sleep), Emily Sun (Vociferate) and Scott-Patrick Mitchell (Clean) to discuss themes of personal identity and recovery, politics/war and the environment in a panel titled The Worlds Within: Poetry, moderated by Rafeif Ismail. Caitlin's Fish Work has been nominated for major Australian literary awards and is a poetic investigation of the diverse life-forms that coexist in the Great Barrier Reef. 

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