69 Jonson Street
Byron Bay NSW 2481
In what promises to be an unforgettable evening of conversation, insight and emotion, Byron Writers Festival is presenting a double-bill on 31 May; two events in one evening with bestselling author Susan Faludi in conversation with Zacharey Jane followed by a talk by acclaimed author and storyteller Ivan Coyote.
Event One (6pm) – Susan Faludi
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Susan Faludi whose astonishing memoir In The Darkroom was named 2016 New York Times Book of The Year. It also won the prestigious Kirkus Prize for memoir in late 2016. Starting as an investigation into the life of her estranged father, ‘the grievance of a daughter whose parent had absconded from her life’, the feminist writer discovered that her 76-year-old father had undergone sex reassignment surgery.
Event Two (7.45pm) – Ivan Coyote
Ivan Coyote is the award-winning author of eleven books, the creator of four short films, and has released three albums that combine storytelling with music. A natural born storyteller, ‘Coyote is to Canadian literature what kd lang is to country music: a beautifully odd fixture’ (Ottawa Express) and often grapples with the complex and intensely personal issues of gender identity as well as family, class and queer liberation.
More about the Authors
Susan Faludi is a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and the author of the bestselling Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction; Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man, and The Terror Dream: Myth and Misogyny in an Insecure America. Her most recent book, In the Darkroom, a memoir on her transgender father and a meditation on identity in its many forms, won the Kirkus Prize for nonfiction and was named 2016 New York Times Book of The Year. Faludi’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Nation.
Ivan Coyote is the award-winning author of eleven books, the creator of four short films, and has released three albums that combine storytelling with music. Ivan is a seasoned stage performer and long-time road dog, and over the last two decades has become an audience favourite at storytelling, writers’, film, poetry, and folk music festivals from Anchorage to Amsterdam to Australia.
The Globe and Mail called Coyote ‘a natural-born storyteller’ and the Ottawa Xpress once said that ‘Coyote is to Canadian literature what kd lang is to country music: a beautifully odd fixture.’ Vancouver Sun said ‘Coyote is by turn eloquent, provocative and persuasive.’
* Pocket Curries will be catering light meals during the interval. Please note, food is not included in the ticket price.
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