2018 Stephen Murray-Smith Memorial Lecture: Alexis Wright

bookings required

Date
03 December 2018, 6:00pm7:00pm
Cost
Free
Bookings
Location Village Roadshow Theatrette
via Entry 3, La Trobe Street
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

Join 2018 Stella Prize winner and Boisbouvier Chair in Australian Literature, Alexis Wright, as she delivers the 2018 Stephen Murray Smith Memorial Lecture, Censorship and telling the untold stories. What would become of humankind if we stopped telling stories about who we are, or if our stories were diminished in a censored world? Or are we already controlled to the point where we don’t recognise that we are being censored?

About Alexis Wright

Alexis Wright is a member of the Waanyi nation of the southern highlands of the Gulf of Carpentaria. The author of the prize-winning novels Carpentaria and The swan book, Wright has published three works of non-fiction: Take power, an oral history of the Central Land Council; Grog war, a study of alcohol abuse in the Northern Territory; and Tracker, an award-winning collective memoir of Aboriginal leader Tracker Tilmouth. Her books have been published widely overseas, including in China, US, UK, Italy, France and Poland. She is the Boisbouvier Chair in Australian Literature at the University of Melbourne. Wright is the only author to win both the Miles Franklin Award (in 2007 for Carpentaria) and the Stella Prize (in 2018 for Tracker). Tracker also won the University of Queensland Non-Fiction Book Award at the 2018 Queensland Literary Awards.

About the Stephen Murray-Smith Memorial Lecture

This annual memorial lecture commemorates the contribution to Australian intellectual life made by Stephen Murray-Smith, founding editor of Overland magazine. The lecture promotes research and debate in the broad areas of Stephen’s interest and influence.