Griffith Review 57: The Perils of Populism

Not long ago the suggestion that a former reality television star would make it to the White House would have been beyond belief, but here we are. A profound resurgence in populist politics has spread over much of the world, inciting bouts of economic uncertainty, social unrest and cultural backlash....

Nick Gleeson

Hello Nick, thank you for agreeing to this interview. What gave you the idea for your recently published book, The Many Ways of Seeing? My initial thoughts were not for a book. I reached the stage of my life when I thought it was important to write down some of the...

Kathryn Heyman

Thank you, Kathryn, for agreeing to this interview about your latest novel, Storm and Grace. I found it hard to put it down. I was reading Storm and Grace into the wee hours and now I am very keen to get hold of your other novels. Can I ask how you...

Harper Collins

With only a week to go, there's just enough time to squeeze in two more books before the festival. In thanking to Harper Collins for sponsoring the festival, we'd like to highlight two of their books which will be featured in ‘The end of life’ session on Sunday. Nikki Gemmell is the...

Personal stories

Often, the most powerful stories are also the most personal. At this year’s festival, writers with very different life experiences will be joining us to speak about some of their most significant personal experiences. Come and listen to literary veteran Tom Keneally as he looks back on a life-long career of writing,...

Aboriginal voices and history

We’re honoured to have Col Lyons and Stan Grant returning to St Albans this year, lending their voices to the festival and celebrating the rich indigenous history of both the local area and Australia more broadly. Join us on the the bed of the Macdonald River on Saturday morning, as...