Literary Lunchtime with Omar Sakr

Loading Events
This event has passed.

Award-winning poet Omar Sakr is heading to Alice Springs! Don’t miss hearing him discuss his debut novel, Son of Sin (Affirm Press), due to hit the shelves in late February, with local author Eleanor Hogan in a free literary lunchtime book talk. Described as a ‘fierce and fantastic force that illuminates the bonds that bind families together as well as what can break them’, Omar’s novel is already generating plenty of interest.

Omar is also the author of two acclaimed poetry collections, These Wild Houses (Cordite Books) and The Lost Arabs (UQP). The Lost Arabs won the 2020 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Poetry and was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Award, the John Bray Poetry Award, the Judith Wright Calanthe Award, and the Colin Roderick Award. He is a published essayist and editor whose work has been translated into Arabic and Spanish. Born to Lebanese and Turkish Muslim migrants in Western Sydney, he still resides there.

For more information about literary lunchtime and to book, click here.

Omar will also take part in a special poetry reading event that also features local poets to celebrate the publication of Best of Australian Poems 2021. More details coming soon!

Go to Top