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Sydney Writers' Festival: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World: Visions of Dystopia

  • Sydney Dance 1 Hickson Road Barangaroo, NSW, 2000 Australia (map)

Dystopian fiction imagines worlds where dictatorships, environmental ruin, reproductive regulation and draconian immigration laws reign. But what happens when the real world starts to look startlingly similar? Authors Sally Abbott Closing Down, James Bradley The Silent Invasion and Briohny Doyle The Island Will Sink join Maria Lewis to discuss the power of dystopian fiction. Can it help us process changes in our world? And what lessons can the uprisings of dystopian fiction teach?

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