LF Bollée to Speak at the ANZ Festival of Literature & Arts

This weekend, King’s College plays host to the Australia and New Zealand Festival of Literature & Arts. The organisers have compiled a diverse and intriguing list of writers, actors, musicians and opinionators, who’ll be speaking at the Strand Campus in central London. Among them will be LF Bollée, author of the graphic novel Terra Australis, a 500-page history of the founding of modern Australia, illustrated by Philippe Nicloux.

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LF Bollée takes part in two events tomorrow, Saturday 31st May. Here are the details:

“First Contact: The British Arrival in Australia & New Zealand”, with LF Bollée, Ali Cobby Eckermann, Witi Ihimaera & Bruce Pascoe, 10am-11am, Strand Campus, WC2R 2LS

When the British landed in Australia and New Zealand in the late 18th Century, it was the beginning of a long struggle over ownership and sovereignty with the indigenous people that in different ways continues through to the present day. Discussing this pivotal moment in history, its resonance within the two countries and the way this early period began to shape new national identities are Maori author Witi Ihimaera, journalist and graphic novelist LF Bollée,  author Bruce Pascoe and poet Ali Cobby Eckermann.

Click here for more info and tickets.

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“Writing as the ‘Other'”, with Ed Hillyer and LF Bollée, chaired by Alex Fitch, Saturday 31st May, 1pm-2pm, Strand Campus, WC2R 2LS

Writing from the perspective of anyone other than your self is always an imaginative leap. Is it more difficult to make when your character is from a culture alien to your own? Ed Hillyer, British author of The Clay Dreaming, and LF Bollée, French author of Terra Australis, discuss post-colonial indigenous representation in novels and comics. Of course, Ed Hillyer also writes as ILYA, and is the author of the SelfMadeHero-published graphic novel Room For Love. This event is chaired by SelfMadeHero favourite and Panel Borders presenter Alex Fitch.

Click here for more info and tickets.

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Terra Australis and Room For Love are available now in all good book shops.

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