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Jane Harrison

Jane Harrison is descended from the Muruwari people. Her first play Stolen, toured internationally and was co-winner of the 2012 RAKA Kate Challis Award. Rainbow’s End won the 2012 Drovers Award for best touring production, and both Stolen and Rainbow’s End have been featured on secondary school curricula. Harrison’s most recent play The Visitors premiered at Sydney Festival in 2020 and will be published as a novel in 2022. Her novel Becoming Kirrali Lewis won the 2014 Black & Write! Prize, and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. Jane is the Artistic Director of Blak & Bright First Nations Literary Festival and believes that stories have the power to reframe our national identity.



The Wright Stuff

Alexis Wright reads from her award winning oeuvre and a special treat – an excerpt from a new work. Alexis Wright will be live-streaming in. Moderated by Jane Harrison.

March 19, 2022