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Myth Matters
Code: 153  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Fiction
Saturday, May 19 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Sjón, Jesmyn Ward, Miriam Cosic (facilitator)
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CHANGE: Due to medical reasons, Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya is unable to attend Sydney Writers’ Festival.

Jesmyn Ward won the US National Book Award with {Salvage the Bones}, where a young girl searches the story of Medusa for an understanding of the hardships that surround her. Sjón harnesses the story of Jason and the Argonauts in his latest novel {The Whispering Muse}. They tell Miriam Cosic about the power of myth to fuel a story.

Sjón (International)

Sjón is a celebrated Icelandic poet and novelist. He won the Nordic Council Literature Prize, the equivalent of the Man Booker Prize, for The Blue Fox, which was also longlisted for The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 2009. His work has been translated into 22 languages. Sjón is president of the Icelandic PEN Centre and director on the board of Reykjavík, UNESCO City of Literature. Also a songwriter, he has written lyrics for Björk. His latest novel is From the Mouth of the Whale.

Supported by The Wheeler Centre

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Jesmyn Ward (International)

Jesmyn Ward grew up in Mississippi and received her MFA from the University of Michigan. She is currently an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of South Alabama. Her debut novel, Where the Line Bleeds, was a Black Caucus of the ALA Honor Award recipient and a finalist for both the Virginia Commonwealth University Cabell First Novelist Award and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. Most recently she released the 2011 National Book Award for Fiction winner, Salvage the Bones.

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Miriam Cosic (Australian)

Miriam Cosic is a senior writer for The Australian. Her most recent book is The Right To Die: An examination of the euthanasia debate.

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