Matt Nable and Thomas Keneally in-conversation
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About The Event
Beloved Australian screenwriter, actor and author, Matt Nable has recently penned STILL. Complete with a gripping suspenseful narrative, and compelling characters, against the backdrop of a 1960s Darwin summer, Matt’s prose is a visceral ode to the top end. A skilful and engaging author, Nable uses his genre to explore the human condition with themes of racism, corruption and constrained expectations of a suburban 1960s woman, STILL is unforgettable and a must-read in 2021.
About the Author
Matt Nable has featured in films alongside Robert De Niro, Guy Pearce, Hugo Weaving and Cate Blanchette. Nable wrote and played the lead in Paramount Pictures’ first Australian acquisition – the critically acclaimed The Final Winter. Matt has appeared in several acclaimed films and television programs including Underbelly: Badness, Hacksaw Ridge The Turning, Jasper Jones, Blue Murder, Barracuda and most recently The Dry.
About the Moderator
Thomas Keneally was born in 1935 and his first novel was published in 1964. Since then he has written a considerable number of novels and non-fiction works. His novels include The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Schindler's List and The People's Train. He has won the Miles Franklin Award, the Booker Prize, the Los Angeles Times Prize, the Mondello International Prize and has been made a Literary Lion of the New York Public Library, a Fellow of the American Academy, recipient of the University of California gold medal, and is now the subject of a 55 cent Australian stamp.
He has held various academic posts in the United States, but lives in Sydney.
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