The Past Isn't Past
The past is a foreign country and writers of all kinds have been our guides and interpreters. Ranging from fact to fiction, primary sources to satire, award-winning historian Frank Bongiorno, international fiction bestseller Tracy Chevalier and tongue-in-cheek yarn-spinner David Hunt will tell us how they approach the past – as inspiration, lost story or just a good laugh.
Hosted by Dr Ian Coates.
Date: Saturday 26th August 2017
Venue: Visions Theatre, National Museum of Australia
Tickets: Adult $24.00; Concession $21.95; Junior $11.75
Talent appearing at the show
Frank Bongiorno: Frank is professor of history at the Australian National University and author of the award-winning The Sex Lives of Australians.
Tracy Chevalier: Tracy is the author of seven novels, including the international bestseller Girl with a Pearl Earring, longlisted for the Orange Prize in 2000 and adapted into a film starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth.
David Hunt: David is the author of Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia, which won the 2014 Indie Award for non-fiction and was shortlisted in both the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and Australian Book Industry Awards. David is a historian, comedy writer and children’s book author.