The 2010 Gala brought together twelve of our finest writers and storytellers. Their stories celebrated the diversity and depth of our City of Literature, a city built on voices from elsewhere.
This year, we’re broadening the conversation to include writers from near and far, to share their stories with us in their own words, in their own languages. From the universal to the intensely personal, the international writers' stories – told in French and Chinese, in German and Hindi – will be interwoven with contributions from our local greats. Stories will be translated into English.
Lyrical, intimate, funny and powerful, join us for another Gala Night of Storytelling.
All profits from the Gala go to Queensland flood relief.
Supported by the Australia-India Council.
John Birmingham is the author of the cult classic He Died With a Felafel in His Hand and most recently the thriller, Without Warning.
Abha Dawesar is an Indian novelist based in New York.
Best known for Possum Magic, Mem Fox is one of Australia’s favourite picture-book authors.
Yannick Haenel is an award winning French novelist.
Sonya Hartnett is the award-winning, internationally-acclaimed author of several novels for adults and younger readers.
Dagmar Leupold is a German poet.
Murong Xuecun is one of contemporary China’s most celebrated authors and the winner of the 2010 People’s Literature Prize for his most recent book The Missing Ingredient.
Nam Le is a multi-award winning author for his first book, The Boat.
Archie Roach is an indigenous Australian singer, songwriter and guitarist. Archie is a philosopher and storyteller in the tradition of his ancestors, relaying and retelling intimate real life stories through song that have touched the hearts and souls of audiences around the world.