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The evening featured award winning international authors David Vann (Dirt) and Barbara Demick (Nothing to Envy: Love, Life and Death in North Korea) together with Deakin's Amy Nethery to discuss 'Living on the Fringe', the plight of those living precarious lives.
Followed by audience Q&A. Moderated by Judith Rodriguez.
David Vann is an international best selling author published in 18 languages, his books Legend of a Suicide, Caribou island, A Mile Down and Last Day on Earth have appeared on 45 Best Books of the Year lists in ten countries. His new novel Dirt will be launched at the Festival. Vann is a current Guggenheim Fellow and Professor at the University of San Francisco. www.davidvann.com/
Barbara Demick has worked as a staff reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, covering Wall Street and presidential elections among other assignments. Her coverage of the war in Sarajevo won the George Polk Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Award, and she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting. She is now a foreign correspondent for the Los Angeles Times and has reported from the Middle East and South Korea. She is currently based in Beijing. http://nothingtoenvy.com/
Dr Amy Nethery is Lecturer in Politics and Policy Studies at Deakin University. Her PhD thesis, entitled Immigration Detention in Australia (2010), was awarded the Isi Leibler prize. Her research assesses the degree to which migration policies accord with democratic principles. Current projects examine migration and asylum policies in Australia and Asia, histories and theories of incarceration, and democracy.
When: Thursday 30 August 2012 6:30pm
Where: Library, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood
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