The Afterlife of Patrick White: Great Novelists and Public Memory

A Public Lecture presented by David Marr with a Response by Neil Armfield.

David Marr’s landmark biography of Patrick White was published thirty years ago soon after White’s death in 1990. Marr is a journalist and broadcaster who has worked for the ABC, Fairfax and now the Guardian. He has also published a number of works on Australian politics. His latest is Killing for Country: A Family Story.

Neil Armfield is a leading director of theatre, opera and film. He was co-founder of Sydney’s Belvoir Theatre and was its Artistic Director for 17 years. During this time he directed over 50 productions, with a particular focus on new and Indigenous writing, the plays of Shakespeare, Jonson, Chekhov, Gogol, Patrick White and David Hare. He served as joint Artistic Director of Adelaide Festival with Rachel Healy from 2017-2021. Neil has directed opera in Australia, the UK, Switzerland, Canada and the USA. He has also directed drama on television and film.

This event is generously sponsored by The Vizard Foundation.

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