As the sun sets, the heat recedes and work is done for the day, the bar is open in the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden and the Authorial Voice couch is the place to be. Australia’s most charming raconteur Benjamin Law is host of Twilight Talks’ favourite new event, enticing some of Writers’ Week’s most intriguing guests to join him on the couch for an all-bases conversation on books, life, and the State of the World.
Competing for attention is the all-Queer, all-star line-up of Damian Barr, himself host of London’s most celebrated literary salon, Nigerian-American reporter, activist and memoirist Chiké Frankie Edozien and multi-award-winning singer, writer, artistic director and public advocate for the arts, Robyn Archer.
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Benjamin Law is the author of the memoir The Family Law, which he adapted for SBS TV, Gaysia, and a Quarterly Essay: Moral Panic 101. A columnist for Fairfax’s Good Weekend magazine, Law has also written for over 50 publications internationally and is a co-host of ABC Radio National’s Stop Everything.
Damian Barr is an award-winning writer and columnist and host of a famed literary salon at the Savoy in London. His first book, Maggie & Me, was an award-winning memoir about coming of age and coming out in Thatcher's Britain. You Will Be Safe Here is his debut novel.
Chiké Frankie Edozien learned to read from the newspapers his father brought home while growing up in Lagos, Nigeria. He went onto become an ink-stain scribbler telling stories in service of a greater good. His memoir, Lives of Great Men, won the Lambda Literary 2018 Non- fiction Award for Best Gay Memoir/Biography.