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Writing in the 70s
Code: 59  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, , Travel
Thursday, May 17 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 4, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Hilary Linstead, Elisabeth Davies, Louis Nowra (facilitator)
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After more than 30 years of not seeing each other, old friends theatrical agent Hilary Linstead and former public servant Elisabeth Davies reunited for some exhilarating travel adventures – which they decided merited a book, about travel and friendship. They talk to Louis Nowra.

Hilary Linstead (Australian)

Hilary Linstead left England for Australia at 21, pursuing a bloke and her dream of becoming an actress. Hilary discovered that she couldn’t make a full-time living as an actress and went into business with a friend as a casting director, later becoming the first theatrical agent for directors and designers in Australia, representing many distinguished clients including Neil Armfield, Gillian Armstrong, Baz Luhrmann, Louis Nowra, Wendy Harmer and Magda Szubanski. Growing Old Outrageously is her first book.

Elisabeth Davies (International)

Elisabeth Davies – despite going to Cambridge University, graduating in economics and becoming a civil servant – has spent a lifetime pursuing freedom and idleness, activities increasingly frowned upon. Retirement in 1995 gave her more time for doing very little except when holidaying with Hilary Linstead or writing freelance travel articles for the Karachi Evening Star. Growing Old Outrageously is her first book.

Louis Nowra (Australian)

Louis Nowra is an acclaimed author, screenwriter and playwright. His novels include The Misery of Beauty, Palu, Abaza, Red Nights and The Twelfth of Never. His plays include Cosi, Summer of the Aliens, The Golden Age, Radiance and The Boyce Trilogy. Ice was shortlisted for the 2009 Miles Franklin Literary Award.