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The Chaser’s Empty Vessel
Code: 12  |  Type: Special Event
Wednesday, May 16 2012 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Chris Taylor, Dominic Knight, MA, Joe McGinniss, Chad Harbach, Nick Bryant, Julian Morrow (facilitator)
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A freewheeling talkfest featuring assorted members of the Chaser team and some of the Festival’s top writers in a relaxed and intoxicating (fully licensed) atmosphere. Lively and/or defamatory discussion, hardcore Q&A and live music included. Tonight Joe McGinniss, Chad Harbach and Nick Bryant join Julian Morrow, Chas Licciardello, Chris Taylor and Andrew Hansen. MA gives it all an electro-acoustic experimental pop sound.

Supported by Inspiring Journeys.

MA (Australian)

Described as ‘Bjork meets Hall & Oates’, MA makes you believe in pop all over again: classic songwriting, soulful vocals and infectious hooks – their live show is an 11-piece electro-pop soul spectacle. MA has just released their second album, Dance Until My Heart Breaks. Their new single, If That's How You Want It To Be, is a sassy throwback to classic Australian, female-fronted acts from the 1980's: bold, empowered and darkly sexy.

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Joe McGinniss (International)

Joe McGinniss is a New York Times bestselling author of 12 books on topics ranging from crime and politics to horse-racing and football. He has worked as an investigative journalist for over 40 years and has spent time living in Alaska, at one stage living next door to the Palins. The Rogue is destined to become Joe’s crowning achievement.

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Nick Bryant (Australian)

Nick Bryant was born in Bristol and works in Australia for the BBC as one of its most trusted and senior foreign correspondents. He is a regular contributor to several Australian magazines and newspapers, including The Australian, The Spectator, The Monthly and The Australian Literary Review. Nick studied history at Cambridge and has a doctorate in American politics from Oxford. He lives in Sydney with his wife and son.

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Chad Harbach (International)

Chad Harbach is the author of one of the most talked about novels of 2011, The Art of Fielding. He grew up in Wisconsin and graduated from Harvard in 1997. He was a Henry Hoyns Fellow at the University of Virginia, where he received an MFA in Fiction in 2004. He is currently the executive editor of n+1, which he co-founded, and lives in Brooklyn.

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