Peter Polites – 2021

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Visiting artist in 2021.

The ACT Writers Centre and UNSW Canberra are excited to welcome award-winning author, Peter Polites, to Canberra as the 2021 Writer-in-Residence.

Mr Polites is a writer of Greek descent from Western Sydney who has written and performed pieces all over Australia. His novels include The Pillars and Down the Hume, which was shortlisted for a NSW Premier’s Literary Award

He will spend his time in Canberra, in residence at Gorman Arts Centres, working on a new novel, as well as delivering a public lecture – ‘Finding myself in the Special Collections and imagination as a political philosophy’.