In 2009, Caro Llewellyn was living her best life, Director of the PEN World Voices Festival in New York, mixing with the global literati. Then one day, whilst jogging in Central Park, her legs went numb. She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis two days later. Diving into Glass tells the glittering before and the confronting after of that terrible time, but also her life growing up in Adelaide, detailing the impressive example of living with disability she was set by her father, and the powerful bond that they shared.
This session has been modified following Tommy Orange’s decision to cancel his appearances to Adelaide Writers’ Week, Perth Festival and Melbourne – City of Literature due to family reasons. We apologise for the disappointment, and hope to welcome him at a later date.
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Caro Llewellyn is the author of autobiographyDiving Into Glassand three previous works of nonfiction.Diving Into Glasshas been longlisted for the 2020 Stella Prize. Caro is the former director of several large-scale literary festivals and cultural events. She has hosted writers from every corner of the globe, including a number of Nobel Prize winners, and presented events at the Sydney Opera House, London’s Southbank, the Louvre, and New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, Town Hall, 92Y and historic Cooper Union. She is currently working on a novel.
Sophie Black is Head of Publishing at the Wheeler Centre. She is a previous Editor in Chief at Private Media, Director of the 2013 Adelaide Festival of Ideas and editor of Crikey.