Fri, 13 May|
Better Read Than Dead + Zoom
Root & Branch by Eda Gunaydin Book Launch
Join Eda Gunaydin and Hayley Scrivenor in-conversation to celebrate the release of Root & Branch.
Time & Location
13 May 2022, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Better Read Than Dead + Zoom, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
About The Event
Join us for the launch of Root & Branch by Eda Gunaydin, with Hayley Scrivenor.
I have come to see that I am an argumentative person who is frequently convinced that my angle, my take, on a matter, is the right one. This kind of delusional self-belief is not rewarded in many other spheres of social life, so I write essays.
There is a Turkish saying that one’s home is not where one is born, but where one grows full – doğduğun yer değil, doyduğun yer. Exquisitely written, Root & Branch unsettles neat descriptions of inheritance, belonging and place. Eda Gunaydin’s essays ask: what are the legacies of migration, apart from loss? And how do we find comfort in where we are?
Eda Gunaydin is a Turkish-Australian essayist and researcher whose writing explores class, capital, intergenerational trauma and diaspora. You can find her work in the Sydney Review of Books, Meanjin, The Lifted Brow and others. She has been a finalist for a Queensland Literary Award and the Scribe Nonfiction Prize. Root & Branch is her debut essay collection.
Hayley Scrivenor is a former Director of Wollongong Writers Festival. Hayley lives and writes on Dharawal country and has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Wollongong. Hayley's debut novel, Dirt Town, won the Kill Your Darlings Unpublished Manuscript Award and was shortlisted for the Penguin Literary Prize.
Ticket + Book
Ticket includes a copy of Root & Branch.
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.