Upcoming Appearances: Yumna Kassab

Local Parramatta author Yumna Kassab is the inaugural Parramatta Laureate in Literature, an accolade announced in December 2023 by the Sydney Review of Books and the Writing and Society Research Centre at Western Sydney University.

Yumna Kassab is a renowned fiction writer with deep connections to the region. She is a Parramatta-based novelist and short fiction writer, a high school teacher, and a staunch supporter of the Western Sydney Wanderers. Her most recent book The Lovers (2023) was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Fiction, and the Victorian Premier’s Award for Fiction. She also authored The House of Youssef (2019) and Australiana (2022).

Photo: Yumna Kassab by Tiger Webb

See below for updates on Yumna’s residency and upcoming appearances.

Yumna Kassab: Politica
In conversation with Sarah Malik
Sydney Writers Festival
Wednesday 22 May 2024
PHIVE (Parramatta Library), 6pm – 7pm
Tickets available here.

The Presence of the Past
Yumna Kassab and Shankari Chandran in conversation with Ashley Hay
Sydney Writers Festival
Saturday 25 May
Carriageworks, 3pm – 4pm
Waitlist available here.

Creative Writing Workshop
Saturday 1 June, 2024
PHIVE (Parramatta Library), 1pm – 3pm
Registrations open now here.

Published May 6, 2024