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Larissa Behrendt and Amani Haydar
Moderator: Tory Shepherd
Award-winning novelist and non-fiction writer Larissa Behrendt has long written about the ways memory and trauma inform generations of First Nations Australians, including in her new novel After Story. Amandi Haydar was a practicing lawyer when her father murdered her mother, an act that provoked a terrible reckoning within the family. Join them as they consider the way the past informs the present and the future.
Amani Haydar is an award-winning artist, mum, lawyer, writer and advocate for women’s health and safety based in Western Sydney.
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Larissa Behrendt is the author of three novels: Home, Legacy and After Story, published in 2021. She has published numerous books on Indigenous legal issues and was awarded the 2009 ‘NAIDOC Person of the Year’ award and 2011 ‘NSW Australian of the Year’. She wrote and directed the feature films, After the Apology and Innocence Betrayed. She is the host of Speaking Out on ABC radio and is Distinguished Professor at the Jumbunna Institute at the University of Technology, Sydney.
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Tory Shepherd is a senior journalist with Guardian Australia. She has written for The Advertiser, Crikey.com.au, Gourmet Traveller, Vogue, Cosmos Magazine and a range of other publications. You can hear her regularly on ABC radio and see her on shows including The Drum and The Project.