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Women on Men
Code: 112  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Fiction
Friday, May 18 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre, Richard Wherrett Studio, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Deborah Robertson, Kirsten Tranter, Matthew Condon (facilitator)
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Some of the greatest male characters in fiction have been created by women (think Heathcliff, Rochester) yet current orthodoxy (or is that stereotyping) holds that women write only about women or families. Kirsten Tranter in A Common Loss and Deborah Robertson in Sweet Old World have invented principal male characters. They talk to Matthew Condon.

Deborah Robertson (Australian)

Deborah Robertson was born in Bridgetown, WA. Her first book, Proudflesh, won the 1997 Steele Rudd Award for the best Australian short-story collection, and her stories have been widely published at home and abroad. Her first novel, Careless, was published to wide acclaim and bestseller status, and was shortlisted for a number of literary prizes including the prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award in 2007. A long-term resident of Fremantle, she now lives in Melbourne.

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Kirsten Tranter (Australian)

Kirsten Tranter is the author of two critically acclaimed novels: The Legacy, longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and shortlisted for the ALS Gold Medal, and A Common Loss. Kirsten grew up in Sydney, lived in New York for eight years and holds a PhD in English Renaissance literature from Rutgers University. She lives in Sydney with her husband and son.

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Matthew Condon (Australian)

Matthew Condon is the author of several novels, short-fiction collections and works of non-fiction. He is a two-time winner of the Steele Rudd Award for Short Fiction. His novels include The Motorcycle Café, The Pillow Fight and The Trout Opera. His latest books are Brisbane and, as editor, Fear, Faith and Hope: Remembering the long wet summer of 2010-2011. He is editor of Qweekend magazine, The Courier-Mail, and is currently an adjunct professor with the Queensland University of Technology.

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