Join three recipients of The Next Chapter writers’ scheme and their mentors – Dan Hogan and Rebecca Giggs; Oliver Reeson and Maria Tumarkin; and Jonathon Slottje and Bruce Pascoe – as they discuss the varied forms of support for emerging writers, and the unique qualities of writing mentorships, in conversation with Sophie Black. Run by the Wheeler Centre, The Next Chapter scheme gives 10 outstanding emerging writers the time and space to write, and a 12-month mentorship with an experienced writer.
Rebecca Giggs is a writer from Perth, Western Australia. Her work has been widely published, including in Best Australian Essays, Best Australian Science Writing, Best Australian Stories, Granta, Aeon, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, and Griffith Review. Rebecca’s nonfiction focuses on how people feel about, and feel for, animals in a time of technological change and ecological crisis. Fathoms: the world in the whale is her latest book.