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New Curator – Literature & Ideas for Perth Festival 2020 Announced

image of Sisonke Msimang, sitting on a sofa with arm resting on the sofa back and looking directly into the camera

Congratulations to Sisonke Msimang, who has been appointed as Curator – Literature & Ideas for Perth Festival 2020.

Sisonke is the author of two books – Always Another Country: A memoir of exile and home (Text Publishing, 2018)  and The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela (Text Publishing, 2019). She has published widely including in the Sydney Morning Herald, New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, Al Jazeera and other news outlets. Sisonke has held fellowships at Yale University, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Aspen Institute. Since moving to Perth in 2014, she has worked with dozens of storytellers through her work with the Centre for Stories in Northbridge. 

Sisonke Msimang will work closely with Artistic Director Iain Grandage to create and curate a program of literature and ideas annually for Perth Festival. Joining them on 2020 Perth Festival Programming team are:

  • Anna Reece, Executive Producer
  • Kylie Bracknell, Associate Artist
  • Tom Vincent, Program Associate, Film
  • Gemma Watson, Program Associate, Visual Arts
  • Clara Iaccarino, Program Associate, Contemporary Music

For more information about each member of the 2020 Perth Festival Programming team, please visit the Perth Festival website.

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