Thu, 30 June|
Better Read Than Dead
Another Australia edited by Winnie Dunn Book Launch
Join Winnie Dunn and Michael Mohammed Ahmad in-conversation to celebrate the release of Another Australia.
Time & Location
30 June 2022, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Better Read Than Dead, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
About The Event
Winnie Dunn, editor of Another Australia will be joined by Michael Mohammed Ahmad, the editor of After Australia to dicuss and celebrate the release of Another Australia.
Twelve diverse writers reveal another Australia hidden behind, beneath and beside the country we think we know.
A suburban psychic’s ominous warning. A conversation in Yuwaalaraay. A glimpse of a shameful, hidden history. A love that moves a mountain. In this unwavering follow-up to After Australia, twelve more boundary-pushing Indigenous writers and writers of colour show us all that is and could exist in our versions of Australia.
Featuring Shankari Chandran, Osman Faruqi, Declan Fry, Amani Haydar, Shirley Le, L-FRESH the LION, Mohammed Massoud Morsi, Omar Musa, Sisonke Msimang, Sara Saleh, Nardi Simpson and Anne Marie Te Whiu.
Winnie Dunn is the General Manager of Western Sydney-based literacy movement, Sweatshop. She is a writer of Tongan descent from Mount Druitt and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Western Sydney University. Winnie’s work has been published in the Sydney Review of Books, Griffith Review, Meanjin, SBS Voices, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Southerly and Cordite. She is the editor of several critically acclaimed anthologies, and is currently working on her debut novel as the recipient of a CAL Ignite grant.
Michael Mohammed Ahmad is the founding director of Sweatshop Literacy Movement and editor of the critically acclaimed anthology After Australia (Affirm Press, 2020). Mohammed's debut novel, The Tribe (Giramondo, 2014), won the 2015 Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelists of the Year Award. His second novel, The Lebs (Hachette Australia, 2018), won the 2019 NSW Premier's Multicultural Literary Award and was shortlisted for the 2019 Miles Franklin Literary Award. Mohammed received his Doctorate of Creative Arts from Western Sydney University in 2017. His much anticipated third novel, The Other Half of You (Hachette Australia) was published in 2021.
Event + Book
This ticket includes a copy of Another Australia.
If you are unable to join us in person, you can also join us online.
Zoom + Book
This is our Zoom ticket with a copy of the book, which we will post out to you. Please note we do not ship internationally.