New book by Miles Franklin-winning author Alexis Wright, author of Carpentaria and The Swan Book - a memoir in story form of the charismatic Indigenous leader Tracker Tilmouth, and an epic portrait of a important period in the political life of Australia, reminiscent in its scale and intimacy of the work of Nobel Prize-winning Russian author Svetlana Alexievich.
The memoir was composed by Wright from interviews with Tracker before he died, as well as with his family, friends and colleagues, weaving his and their stories together into a book that is as much a tribute to the role played by storytelling in contemporary Aboriginal life as it is to the legacy of a remarkable man.
Tracker is award-winning author Alexis Wright’s first work of nonfiction since 1997’s Grog War, and is a gripping account of charismatic Indigenous leader and activist ‘Tracker’ Tilmouth, a tireless advocate for the legal and economic advancement of Aboriginal people. We are delighted to have Wright discussing her wonderful book with Morag Fraser, one of Australia’s most experienced literary commentators.
Barn Gallery, Saturday 28 April, 2pm
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