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“I think this is a moment in culture, generally, where people are suddenly looking again at everything that was accepted, voices that have been ringing in our ears forever, and suddenly thinking, I’m really sick of this, and I don’t want to read it anymore.” Rachel Cusk

Rachel Cusk is a true original. Her Outline trilogy attracted wide acclaim and a legion of readers because it felt like something new; a voice in fiction we hadn’t heard before.

The award-winning author appears live via video from the UK to discuss her extraordinary career in writing and her electrifying new novel Second Place, a haunting fable of human destiny and decline. Rachel speaks with on-stage interviewer Annabel Crabb.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event is no longer Auslan interpreted. It will be open captioned. 

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