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Eleanor Catton on Birnam Wood

I would like to begin this review with a conclusion. Put simply, Eleanor Catton’s Sydney Writers’ Festival talk left me with one resounding reflection: conversation is so essential to the way we tell and consume stories. Both privately and collectively, the conversations that the event facilitated affirmed the importance of in-person events, and the intimacy…

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In Conversation with Peter Frankopan

"In the modern era, many people have come up with hare-brained ideas about how to change the world around us, and more recently, to 'settle’ new planets. I don’t know if that’s viable. But I think it’s the stuff of science fiction, rather than reality."