Every story is an adventure, with a beginning, a venturing out, and a setting forth for parts unknown. Under expedition leader Jeff Malpas, the team of Tim Cope, Robyn Mundy, and Ellie Leane will venture into the wilds of contemporary adventure writing. Our panel will explore the reasons why adventure is so appealing, the adventurous character of the imagination and the special nature of adventure writing—and share their own adventurous experiences and the stories that go with them.
Tim Cope is one of Australia’s 50 Greatest Explorers. In 2004, he embarked on an epic, three-year, 10,000 km odyssey on horseback across the Mongolian desert to Hungary, discovering the perils and joys of nomadic life. His book, On the Trail of Genghis Khan, is his account of this remarkable journey.
Robyn Mundy’s first novel, The Nature of Ice, was set in Antarctica. In 2o10, she spent four months as a volunteer caretaker and weather observer on isolated Maatsuyker Island, which led to the publication of her second novel, Wildlight.
Elizabeth Leane is Associate Professor of English and ARC Future Fellow at the University of Tasmania. She holds a Bachelor of Science with a physics major, a Bachelor of Arts and a PhD in literature, which she obtained at Oxford as a Rhodes scholar.
Jeff Malpas is Distinguished Professor at the University of Tasmania and Visiting Distinguished Professor at Latrobe University. He is the founder and first Director of the University of Tasmania’s Centre for Applied Philosophy and Ethics (now the Inglis Clark Centre), and has written 20 books and more than 100 scholarly articles.
$22.00 General | $17.00 Member / Concession / Student
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