Khalid Warsame on Boundless

Khalid Warsame on Boundless

During an intermission between sessions at the first Boundless Festival in 2017, I found myself sitting outside a café in Bankstown, having an iced coffee with a friend of mine from Sydney. It was a bright, sweltering day, the kind that made white walls difficult to...
Stephen Pham on Viet Thanh Nguyen

Stephen Pham on Viet Thanh Nguyen

Artists from Boundless reflect on the writers who have had a profound influence on their lives. Vietnamese–American author Viet Thanh Nguyen is perhaps best known for winning the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction with debut novel The Sympathizer. I put it down after a...
Janette Chen on Zadie Smith

Janette Chen on Zadie Smith

Artists from Boundless reflect on the writers who have had a profound influence on their lives. I was in Year 8 when I borrowed Zadie Smith’s White Teeth from Auburn Library. I was learning how to read ‘serious literature’ by working my way through a list I found on...
Alice Pung on Kylie Kwong

Alice Pung on Kylie Kwong

Artists from Boundless reflect on the writers who have had a profound influence on their lives. When I was a fledgling author, Kylie Kwong was one of the contributors to my anthology Growing Up Asian in Australia. We were all stoked that she’d said yes to reading at...
Jack Latimore on Nigel Krauth

Jack Latimore on Nigel Krauth

Artists from Boundless reflect on the writers who have had a profound influence on their lives. High school had just ended forever and it was one of those long, dry south-east Queensland summers that look like a shovel-load of hot ash has been cast across the sky. I...