Sydney Writers' Festival: Author Talk with Jane Harrison

The Sydney Writers’ Festival welcomes award-winning author and playwright Jane Harrison to discuss her novel, “The Visitors” — an audacious, earthy, funny, gritty and powerful re-imagining of a crucial moment in Australia's history.

The session is free, but bookings are essential to secure your spot. Book now

Book synopsis

On a steamy, hot day in January 1788, seven Aboriginal men, representing the nearby clans, gather at Warrane. Several newly arrived ships have been sighted in the great bay to the south, Kamay. The men meet to discuss their response to these visitors. All day, they talk, argue, debate. Where are the visitors from? What do they want? Might they just warra warra wai back to where they came from? Should they be welcomed? Or should they be made to leave? The decision of the men must be unanimous -- and will have far-reaching implications for all. Throughout the day, the weather is strange, with mammatus clouds, unbearable heat and a pending thunderstorm ... Somewhere, trouble is brewing.

QBD Books will be selling signed copies of the book.

If you have any access requirements or require a hearing loop, please contact the Library via email or phone them on 4732 7891, so that they can make your experience comfortable.

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