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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...

Where to eat in Bankstown

Where to eat in Bankstown

On Saturday 26 October, around 12:30pm, you’ll be faced with an important decision: where to go for lunch?? The options are seemingly endless, and, according to the delightful smells wafting from restaurants and cafes as you walk towards Greenfield parade, almost...

INTRODUCING SWEATSHOP WOMEN

INTRODUCING SWEATSHOP WOMEN

In May 2019, Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement released the first-ever anthology produced entirely by women of colour. At Boundless, Tongan-Australian editor Winnie Dunn will be chairing an exclusive panel of contributors from this ground-breaking anthology....

Winnie Dunn on her nana and bell hooks

Winnie Dunn on her nana and bell hooks

Writers from the Boundless festival choose the author who has most inspired their writing and reading

 Nana, crowned with afro, op shop jumpers and sandalled with thick woolly socks the size of sheep, told me it was important to only speak of love when talking with...

Disapol Savetsila on S.P. Somtow

Disapol Savetsila on S.P. Somtow

Writers from the Boundless festival choose the author who has most inspired their writing and reading

 When asked to consider a culturally diverse writer who profoundly influenced my writing and reading, my first instincts were to write about Murakami or Marquez....

Liza-Mare Syron on Aileen Moreton-Robertson

Liza-Mare Syron on Aileen Moreton-Robertson

One influential writer who has had an impact on my thinking about writing is Aileen Moreton-Robertson. Her book, Talkin’ up to the White Woman, was instrumental in elevating my thinking about my role as a writer as inextricable from an embodied sense of being an...

Boundless 2017 in the Media

Post festival

Asymptope Journal, Dispatch from Boundless 2017

Cultural Omnivore, Brave and Boundless

Written in Wonder, Boundless Festival recap

Whispering Gums, Monday Musings on Australian literature: the Boundless Festival

Pre festival

FBi Agenda, interview with Julie Koh

Timeout Sydney, things to do listing

The AU Review, Benjamin Law talks Boundless Festival, Australian Lit, Agony Aunts and Plebiscites

SBS Online, This new festival will celebrate Australia’s literary diversity

Books + Publishing, festival announcement

Books + Publishing, program announcement

The Daily Telegraph, Boundless Festival first to focus on indigenous, multicultural writers

Canterbury-Bankstown Express, Land of Boundless Talent

Jason Nahrung, Australian Literary Festival Calendar

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