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The Chaser’s Empty Vessel
Code: 70  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Art & Design
Thursday, May 17 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, MA, Glenn Carle, Geoff Dyer, Fiona Harari, 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 former CIA operative Glenn Carle, Geoff Dyer and Fiona Harari join the line-up. MA gives it all an electro-acoustic experimental pop sound.

Supported by Inspiring Journeys.

Change from printed program: Change from the printed program: Michael Hastings has cancelled his appearance at Sydney Writers' Festival.

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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Glenn Carle (International)

Glenn Carle was a member of the CIA’s Directorate of Operations for 23 years and worked in a number of posts on four continents. His last position was as deputy national intelligence officer for transnational threats, where his office was responsible for strategic analysis of terrorism, international organised crime and narcotics issues. He retired in March 2007 and now lives in Washington, DC. He is the author of The Interrogator: A CIA agent’s true story.

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Geoff Dyer (International)

Geoff Dyer, described by The Daily Telegraph as “possibly the best living writer in Britain”, is the author of Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi and three previous novels, a critical study of John Berger and six other non-fiction books including But Beautiful, winner of the Somerset Maugham Prize, and Out of Sheer Rage, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. His most recent book is Zona, a study of the Tarkovsky film Stalker. Geoff lives in London.

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Fiona Harari (Australian)

Fiona Harari is an award-winning journalist who began her career at The Age in 1984. She has worked for Time (Australia) magazine, was a senior writer with The Australian for 13 years, and also works in television on programs including Enough Rope, Elders and most recently Can of Worms. Published in 2011, A Tragedy in Two Acts: Marcus Einfeld and Teresa Brennan is Fiona’s first book.

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