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Stephen Downes

Stephen Downes was this year awarded a PhD in creative writing from Monash University. His thesis investigates the influence of the uncanny and nostalgia on the prose fictions of the German writer W. G. Sebald. He has published some dozen non-fiction books, and a few have won prizes and been translated. His short story ‘Anniversary’ was selected for the UNESCO Cities of Literature anthology A Tale of Four Cities. Also a short story, ‘The Sausage Caper’ was shortlisted for the 2018 British Bridport Short Story Prize.


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  • Verge 2019

    Stephen Downes, Calvin Fung and Amaryllis Gacioppo

Events

Dateline Jerusalem: John Lyons in conversation with Stan Grant

Gleebooks 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, News South Wales

Rarely is the public taken deep into the inner sanctum of major news organisations. In this extraordinary book, award-winning journalist John Lyons goes to the heart of how the media...

Free – $12

WinterWild: Walking on Country

Apollo Bay Community Hall 4 Whelan St, Apollo Bay, VIC

Join a panel of Indigenous leaders including Associate Professor Dr. Michael-Shawn Fletcher, a Wiradjuri man, paleo-ecologist and biogeographer; Dr. Jack Pascoe, a Yuin man, ecologist and Research Manager at the...

$25

Injustice, Survival, Memory 2022 conference

Australian National University RSSS Building, 146 Ellery Crescent, Acton, ACT

The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, Humanities Research Centre and School of History presents Injustice, Survival, Memory: Marking 80 years since the Dunera and Queen Mary internees arrived...

The World Turned Upside Down

Sydney Opera House Sydney, New South Wales

Cathy McGowan, Adam Bandt, Allegra Spender and others The cross benches in our federal parliament got quite a bit more crowded at this year's election. Will this Independents movement continue...