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Code: 16  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir,
Thursday, May 17 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ticketed: $15/$10
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Joshua Cody, Lemon Andersen, Marieke Hardy, David Leser (facilitator)
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How much do you tell when writing a memoir? Lemon Andersen (County of Kings), Joshua Cody ([sic]) and Marieke Hardy (You’ll Be Sorry When I’m Dead) decide if there is any such thing as Too Much Information. They talk with David Leser.

Joshua Cody (International)

Joshua Cody was just about to receive his PhD when he was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer. Facing a bone-marrow transplant and full radiation, he charts his struggle: the fury, the tendency to self-destruction and the ruthless grasping for life and sensation in his book [sic]. Joshua received his bachelor’s degree in music composition from Northwestern University, and his master’s and doctoral degrees from Columbia University. He is a composer living in New York City.

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Lemon Andersen (International)

Lemon Andersen is a critically acclaimed poet, author and actor. He is an original cast member of Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam on Broadway and regularly appeared on HBO’s Def Poetry. His film credits include The Son of No One and The Soloist. His critically acclaimed show, County of Kings, was produced by Spike Lee and the Culture Project; the book adaptation won the Grand Prize at the 2010 New York Book Festival. Lemon’s new play, ToasT, will premiere as part of the Under The Radar festival.

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Marieke Hardy (Australian)

Marieke Hardy is a screenwriter, blogger and radio broadcaster. After many years writing a humorous television column in The Age, she moved on to regular political columns for ABC's The Drum and senior contributing work for Frankie magazine. She has been screenwriting Australian television drama for over 15 years. Her six-part black comedy series Laid premiered in Australia in 2011. In the guise of literary reviewer she makes Jennifer Byrne's life an unbridled misery once a month on ABC TV's First Tuesday Book Club. She lives in Melbourne with a dog named Bob Ellis.

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David Leser (Australian)

David Leser has been a journalist for 33 years, working as a feature writer in North America, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. David has been nominated four times for a Walkley Award, winning it in 1999 for his profile of Alan Jones. He has won the Magazine Publishers Association Award for Feature Writing three times. Since 2000 he has been writer-at-large for the Australian Women’s Weekly. The author of four books with a fifth currently in train, he is also executive producer of a documentary on the life and musical career of Paul Kelly.

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