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Literature & Ideas

Larissa Behrendt

After Story

Larissa Behrendt Sun 26 Feb Fremantle Arts Centre, Front Garden $24
Sun 26 Feb at Fremantle Arts Centre, Front Garden, from $24

We regret to announce that this session has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We understand you may have been looking forward to this session and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. Ticketholders have been contacted. 


Presented in association with Fremantle Arts Centre

From one of Australia’s foremost legal voices, comes a novel of rare tenderness. Larissa Behrendt’s After Story is a beautifully rendered portrait of a mother and daughter whose attempt to mend their bond takes place against the backdrop of the great literary sites of Britain.  It plots the journey of Jasmine - an idealistic young Indigenous woman lawyer who thinks she can help her people by using the law - and her mum Della whose painful memories of love and loss are often just at the surface. Join us in conversation with a remarkable Australian.   

Larissa Behrendt

Larissa is the author of three novels: Home, which won the 2002 David Unaipon Award and the regional Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book; Legacy, which won the 2010 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Indigenous Writing; and After Story, shortlisted for the Indigenous Writers' Prize at the 2022 NSW Premier's Literary Award, General Fiction Book of the Year at the 2022 ABIAs and Nielsen Adult Fiction Book of the Year at the 2022 ABA Booksellers' Choice Awards, and longlisted for the 2022 Miles Franklin Literary Award. She has published numerous books on Indigenous legal issues; her most recent non-fiction book is Finding Eliza: Power and Colonial Storytelling. She was awarded the 2009 NAIDOC Person of the Year award and 2011 NSW Australian of the Year. Larissa wrote and directed the feature films, After the Apology and Innocence Betrayed and has written and produced several short films. In 2018 she won the Australian Directors’ Guild Award for Best Direction in a Documentary Feature and in 2020 the AACTA for Best Direction in Nonfiction Television. She is the host of Speaking Out on ABC radio and is a distinguished Professor at the Jumbunna Institute at the University of Technology Sydney.

Time & Location

Sun 26 Feb

2.30pm Fremantle Arts Centre, Front Garden, 1 Finnerty St, Fremantle / Walyalup



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