A few years ago I went to the BWF (Brisbane Writer’s Festival) to listen to one of my literary heroes – the wonderful Liz Byrski. On the panel with Liz was Anita Heiss, a woman I knew from her book Am I Black Enough for You; I say knew, although I hadn’t actually read her book.
Remember the ad where the man said he was so impressed with a product he bought the company? Well the panel discussion that day left me wanting to hear more from this funny, passionate, articulate woman, so I went out and bought her fiction book Tiddas, together with the non-fiction Am I Black Enough for You.
When I saw the programme for the 2016 BWF, I immediately booked into The Talking Circle to hear Anita speak about her new novel Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms and I am so thrilled she accepted our invitation to join the Conversation on Starts at 60.