Celebrated British author Jay Griffiths visits the Melbourne Writers Festival
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Jay Griffiths is a celebrated British author whose books delve into such awe-inspiring topics as time, freedom and the wilderness. The Melbourne Writers Festival is blessed with her presence this year. In her talk, Childhood and The West, Jay will discuss the central question of her new book: why are so many children in Western cultures unhappy? She will talk about the vast difference in the experience of childhood around the world, and what it means to be a child in contemporary consumerist culture.