Anna Funder gave a brilliant – and blistering – opening address at the first National Congress of the Australian Society of Authors held in Sydney last year.
Now the ASA has uploaded a link to the whole two day event. I particularly recommend the Funder (check out her maths equation) and her argument about paying writers — always. Melissa Lucashenko’s lecture is also a cracker. My session was with the formidably talented Anthony Lowenstein.
Enjoy! And remember that writers earn one of the lowest living wages — most still have to supplement their incomes. Writing contributes to the vast wealth of cultural identity, as well as bringing financial wealth to economies. Please support our writers.