24th - 26th August 2018
Power, Politics, Passion

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

Time: 10:45am

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.


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