Three outstanding debut authors. Three life-changing writing journeys. Join Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival for this very special panel event featuring finalists for the Mark & Evette Moran Nib Literary Award 2020, Stephanie Convery (After the Count: The Death of Davey Browne), Rebecca Giggs (Fathoms: The World in the Whale) and Quentin Sprague (The Stranger Artist: Life at the Edge of Kimberley Painting). The $20,000 prize, awarded on Thursday 12 November, celebrates excellence in research and writing. Each of these shortlisted non-fiction works explores the cultural entanglements at the heart of their subjects: the often brutal world of boxing; science, philosophy and wonderment in ocean depths; and the crosscurrents and controversies of the Aboriginal art world.
Panel discussion with 2019 Nib Award shortlisted author, Lee Kofman.
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.