GOA,Indian-Australian Conference,Launching Fear Factor:Terror Incognito

GOA,Indian-Australian Conference,Launching Fear Factor:Terror Incognito

Mridusmita Baruah, IASA Goa, International Conference Centre  Fear Factor Terror Incognito,Meenakshi Bharat,Sharon Rundle,Sir Salman Rushdie,Thomas Keneally,David Malouf,Susanne Gervay,The Hughenden,Goa, IASA ConferenceTropical gardens, coconut palms, beautiful saris, a balmy night and dancing under open skiies to open this conference of friendship, literature and Indian-Australian relations.

The anthology Fear Factor:Terror Incognito with stories by Sir Salman Rushdie,Tom Keaneally … me .. was launched at the IASA Conference in GOA.

The audience included many professors from universities throughout India, the Australian Assistant High Commissioner to India, Indira Gandhi National Open University and the eminent academics Professor Santosh Sareen and Professor D Gopal.

Sujata read from her story in the anthology and I read from Days of Thailand, my story in the anthology. Meenakshi Bharat and Sharon Rundle, the Indian and Australian editors receieved applause and accolades for their commitment to an anthology which opens discussion on terrorism in a real way and connects India and Australia in the commonality to a peaceful world.

Fear Factor Terror Incognito, the Australian edition will be launched by Picador at The Hughenden 21st March 2010

Beaches GOA,IASA Conference,India and Australia Negotiating Change, 18-21st January 2010Indira Ganhi National Open University,delegates of IASA Conference Goa,Sharon Rundle editor of Fear Factor Terror IncognitoOpening dinner, IASA Conference GOA

I'm a writer committed to kids in particular. Adults are good too. Want to bring hope through story to my readers. Awarded an Order of Australia, Lady Cutler Award and a Lifetime International Award for Literacy for my body of work, spreading literacy is really important. I'm head of SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand, patron of Monkey Baa Theatre, Ambassador for the Premier's Reading Challenge, Writer Ambassador for Room to Read ... among other roles. I also love heritage and adapting to enhance the lives of people today, which is why I restored The Hughenden Hotel 1870s and The Residences Centennial Park - the only homes in the parklands which are open now for accommodation, events and lots of nature.

2 Comments

  1. Susanne 8 years ago

    To Rembo

    The joy of meeting you, dancing under Goan stars, sharing the creative and intellectual life, gave us a pleasure to take home to Australia. Thankyou always

    Sharon Rundle, Susanne Gervay and Bill (who loves the black cow boy hat you bought him.)

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