AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND UNTIL SUNDAY 18 SEPTEMBER!
Sarah Krasnostein is one of the finest observers of human nature writing today. Her latest, The Believer, is an intimate portrait of ordinary people unified by one thing: a belief in extraordinary things that most people would consider impossible.
Live from her home in Melbourne, in conversation with Kim Hill, she introduces us to a Buddhist death doula, paranormal investigators, a woman out of prison after murdering her husband, and Rhonda, who attributes to UFO activity the disappearance of her fiance and his plane. She discusses getting to know the unique individuals in the book, and asks, without judgement, how people find certainty in the absence of knowledge.
WHAT IS THE FARAWAY NEAR?
The Faraway Near is our beautiful, intimate venue for international digital events. Grab a seat, with the night’s overseas guest seated at your table via a life-sized screen, sharing drinks and conversation. These sessions are more dinner party than hushed theatre, and were the hit of 2021’s festival.
Our guests are broadcast from their own homes around the world, and appear in informal conversation with a skilled interviewer who’s sitting with you in the bar. The bar will be open throughout, and you’ll have a chance to ask questions of your guest as well.
Choose to sit at the dining tables with our writers in the most intimate A reserve spots, or join others in the lounge to tune in from the big B reserve screen.
A Reserve: our most intimate seats, at a dining table with a small group, and your writer life-sized on screen.
B Reserve: in the lounge with a larger group, tuning into your writer on a bigger screen.
This session will be held live for in-person audiences, and also offered as a livestream for at-home viewing. Ticket prices for both are the same, please make sure you select the correct option for you.
If you need to swap your in-person ticket to an at-home digital ticket please contact us [at least 24 hours in advance] via email on firstname.lastname@example.org.