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Madeleine O'Dea in conversation with Benjamin Law on The Phoenix Years

22nd Feb 2018 6:30pm   -  

Thursday 22 February
6.30pm - 7.30pm
Library Theatrette

The Mark and Evette Moran Nib LIterary Award present: Madeleine O'Dea in conversation with Benjamin Law -  The Phoenix Years: Art, Resistance and the Making of Modern China

Journalist and foreign correspondent Madeleine O’Dea has been an eyewitness for over 30 years to the rise of China, the explosion of its contemporary art and cultural scene, and its citizens’ long struggle for free expression. Join her as she visits Waverley to discuss her 2017 Nib Award shortlisted book,The Phoenix Years, a fascinating account of the birth of modern China and a moving chronicle of decades of courageous political resistance and cultural activism.

Benjamin Law is a journalist, columnist, TV screenwriter and author of The Family Law (2010), Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012) and Quarterly Essay 67: Moral Panic 101. The Family Law is now an AACTA-nominated TV series for SBS which he created and co-writes.

Free. Bookings are essential as places are limited.
Includes nibbles and refreshments.

Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event, with thanks from Gertrude and Alice Bookstore Cafe.
Limited free parking available under the library with validated ticket


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