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Sydney | Sydney Writers' Festival x Refuge: Viet Thanh Nguyen & Shankari Chandran


Discuss stories of seeking asylum with Miles Franklin winner Shankari Chandran (Safe Haven) and Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen (A Man of Two Faces). With Daniel Ghezelbash. 

The life stories of refugees have all the narrative tropes of myth, replete with world-shattering conflicts, perilous voyages, and courageous heroes who sometimes get to live happily ever after.   

Hosted by refugee law expert and advocate Daniel Ghezelbash, this free event brings together Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winner Viet Thanh Nguyen (A Man With Two Faces) and Miles Franklin winner Shankari Chandran (Safe Haven), whose latest books draw on first person accounts of seeking asylum and illuminate the realities of this all too common experience.  

Go beyond the media reports, with these dramatic tales of escape and its aftermath.