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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, the US, the UK, Italy, France and Poland. She held the position of Boisbouvier Chair in Australian Literature at the University of Melbourne between 2017–2022. Wright is the only author to win both the Miles Franklin Award (in 2007 for Carpentaria) and the Stella Prize (in 2018 for Tracker). Her third novel, Praiseworthy, will be published by Giramondo in April 2023.
13 April 2023: Readings – Alexis Wright in conversation with Ivor Indyk (VIC)
27 April 2023: Sorrento Writers Festival – Alexis Wright at Montalto (VIC)
11 May 2023: Brisbane Writers Festival – Alexis Wright on Praiseworthy (QLD)
14 May 2023: Brisbane Writers Festival – Closing Address (QLD)
23 May 2023: Sydney Writers’ Festival – Opening Night (NSW)
27 May 2023: Sydney Writers’ Festival – In conversation with Sisonke Msimang (NSW)
‘Alexis Wright on censorship and telling the untold stories’ – State Library of Victoria
‘Alexis Wright at the Sydney Writers’ Festival 2014’ – interviewed by Geordie Williamson on The Swan Book
‘Alexis Wright in conversation with Ivor Indyk’ – The Writing and Society Research Centre, 2018
‘The Stella Prize in conversation’ – Emily Bitto, Clare Wright, and hosted by Toni Jordan
Alexis Wright reads ‘What Happens When You Tell Somebody Else’s Story?’