Mahmood Fazal & Osman Faruqi Discuss Otherness

September 25, 2021 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

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Join us for a fascinating conversation about diversity and “otherness”. Australia prides itself on being a successful multicultural society. Yet Australian media does not reflect the make-up of the wider community. Award-winning writers Osman Faruqi, editor of the 7am podcast (Schwartz Media), and Mahmood Fazal, investigative reporter for Background Briefing (ABC Radio National), discuss diversity in the media, Australia’s relationship to otherness, and why these stories matter.

Local writer, Mahmood Fazal, will be joined by Osman Faruqi to talk about otherness. Fazal is a Walkley award-winning writer on a mission to advocate for the voices we don’t hear. He has devoted his life to bare-knuckle stories that challenge our views on crime, violence, imprisonment and radicalisation. Currently writing a memoir to be published by Harper Collins in 2022, his journalism has appeared in The Guardian, VICE, The Monthly, ABC, Meanjin, The Saturday Paper, i-D, Noisey and AJ+. in conversation.

Editor of Schwartz Media’s daily news podcast, 7am, Osman Faruqi has worked as an editor at the ABC and was an award-winning reporter with the flagship audio documentary program Background Briefing. He has judged the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and is writing a book on race in Australia for Penguin Random House.

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Price: 15/20

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are only releasing 50% of tickets now.

If those restrictions are lifted, we will release the remaining tickets 2 weeks before the festival.

So please don’t wait! If you want to attend, please book early. Thank you!



Daylesford Town Hall
76 Vincent St. Daylesford,
Victoria 3460 Australia


Words in Winter is an annual literary and arts festival held in August each year in the Hepburn Shire and surrounding districts.