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    Sydney Writers' Festival: Deep Water with James Bradley

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    Join writer and critic James Bradley in conversation with Helen Sullivan as they discuss his environmental non-fiction, Deep Water, as part of the Sydney Writers Festival.

    Immerse yourself in the underwater world hidden all around us.

    Lauded by the likes of Tim Winton and Robert Macfarlane, James Bradley’s Deep Water combines history, science, environmentalism and personal experience in a lyrical reckoning of our complex relationship with the seas. A compassionate call for action, Deep Water reminds us of our connection with the waters that surround us.

    Dive in with James as he discusses the depths of his study, and how we can reconnect with the ocean.

    Books will be available for purchase and signing on the night.

    $5.00 + booking fee

    Non-alcoholic refreshments and nibbles on arrival.

    Bookings required.

    Enquiries: 8495 5028 or

    James Bradley is a writer and critic. His books include the novels WrackThe Deep FieldThe ResurrectionistClade and Ghost Species, a book of poetry, Paper Nautilus, and The Penguin Book of the Ocean. His essays and articles have appeared in The MonthlyThe GuardianSydney Review of BooksGriffith ReviewMeanjin, the Weekend Australian and the Sydney Morning Herald. In 2012 he won the Pascall Prize for Australia’s Critic of the Year, and he has been shortlisted twice for the Bragg Prize for Science Writing and nominated for a Walkley Award.

    Helen Sullivan’s writing has appeared in The New Yorker, London Review of Books, The New York Times and The Guardian, where she is a reporter on the international desk and columnist on the weird animal desk. Her nature column has been read three million times in two years. She has been shortlisted for the Bragg Prize for Science Writing three times and her work has appeared in four of the Best Australian Science Writing anthologies. In 2023, she profiled Helen Garner for The New Yorker. She is writing a memoir for Scribner Australia.

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