Caro Llewellyn was living her dream life in her adopted home of New York, directing an international literary festival for Salman Rushdie and the human rights organisation, PEN. Then one day, running in Central Park, she lost all sensation in her legs. Two days later, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. A former artistic director of Sydney Writers’ Festival, Caro joins Susan Wyndham to discuss Diving into Glass, the memoir that Janet Malcolm calls “unpredictable and consistently exhilarating” and Annie Proulx praises as “compelling, portentous [and] packed with shocks of recognition”.

Caro Llewellyn (Australian)

Caro Llewellyn

Caro Llewellyn is the former director of Sydney Writers’ Festival, the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature chaired by Salman Rushdie, and other large-scale literary festivals and cultural events. She has hosted writers from every corner of the globe in programs she has curated and produced in Sydney, New York, London and Paris. She is currently a director at Museums Victoria. She is the author of three previous works of non-fiction. Diving into Glass is her first work of autobiography.

Susan Wyndham (Australian)

Susan Wyndham

Susan Wyndham is the former literary editor of The Sydney Morning Herald, now a freelance journalist, book reviewer, events moderator and a judge for the 2019 Prine Minister’s Literary Awards. She is the author of Life In His Hands, and editor of My Mother, My Father: on losing a parent, and a contributor to several other books.