Russell Prize for Humour Writing

Past Event

Thursday, 8 June 2017 - 6pm to 8pm

Join us for a night of laughs at the Library to celebrate with the shortlisted authors of Australian's only prize for humorous writing.  

Enjoy the comedy stylings of prize judge and comedian Sami Shah, who will host the evening's events, and then watch live as the winner of the 2017 Russell Prize for Humour Writing is announced. 

Food and drink will be provided.

About the MC

head shot of Sami ShahSami Shah has been profiled in the New York Times, ABC's The Australian Story, BBC Radio 4, NPR, TEDx, and QI with Stephen Fry.

His autobiography, I, MIGRANT has been nominated for the NSW Premier's Literary Award, WA Premier's Literary Award, and the Russell Prize for Humour Writing.

Sami has written columns for national and international newspapers and magazines, short stories for anthologies, and documentaries for radio. His first novel FIRE BOY was released in 2016.

He's currently based in Melbourne, and is a frequent contributor to ABC RN and ABC Melbourne.

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