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Everyone’s a Critic: Food and Culture in a Digital Age
Code: SR6  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Historical Fiction, Food
Monday, May 14 2012 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Ticketed (see details)
Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, 15-47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba Venue & Transport Info
Elizabeth Meryment, Charlotte Wood, Geordie Williamson (facilitator)
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Writing about food often involves touching on the most important issues in our culture in a way that is palatable to a wider audience. There was once a small handful of food and cultural “critics”, but what is happening now in this new digital age where suddenly everyone’s a critic?

Charlotte Wood, author of Love & Hunger: Thoughts on the Gift of Food, and journalist and food writer Elizabeth Meryment talk to Geordie Williamson, literary critic for The Australian.

Presented with Varuna, The Writers’ House.

Monday 14 May all-day pass $60/$50
Monday & Tuesday 2-day pass $90 (no concession)
Single Sessions (unless otherwise indicated): $15

Elizabeth Meryment (Australian)

Elizabeth Meryment is the food writer and restaurant critic for Sydney's The Sunday Telegraph and has co-authored four books of food writing including The Foodies' Guide to Sydney 2011 and 2012 and Eating and Drinking Sydney 2012. Her food journalism has appeared in major publications around Australia including The Weekend Australian Magazine, The Weekend Australian, Body & Soul, The Courier-Mail and the Herald Sun. She writes frequently on challenging topics including sustainability, ethical farming and the rise of social media and food blogging.

Charlotte Wood (Australian)

Charlotte Wood's first novel, Pieces of a Girl, was published in 1999 and won the 1998 Jim Hamilton Award for an unpublished manuscript. Both this and her second novel, The Submerged Cathedral, were highly praised by reviewers and award judges; the latter was shortlisted for the 2005 Miles Franklin Literary Award and the 2005 Commonwealth Writers' Prize, South East Asia and Pacific. Her third novel, The Children, received rave reviews and was a bestseller, selling over 10,000 copies in trade paperback. Charlotte lives in Sydney.

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Geordie Williamson (Australian)

Geordie Williamson has been chief literary critic of The Australian since 2008. He studied at the University of Sydney and University College London, and worked for half a decade as a rare-book dealer in the UK. He is currently writing a book about the neglect of Australian literature for Text Publishing.

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