Following the public screening of the film Star Sand, written and directed by Roger Pulvers, the internationally acclaimed writer-director will lead a workshop on "TURNING FICTION INTO FILM -- What's Your Story”. This would be of great interest not only to anyone writing and/or studying fiction but also to all those interested in film and other creative industries and media studies. Don’t miss this opportunity to tell YOUR STORY to Roger and other participants.

Date: Thursday 6 June 2019

Time 10am - 12pm

Venue: Room 212, Prentice Building (#42), UQ St Lucia Campus 


Roger Pulvers, acclaimed author, playwright, theatre and film director, translator and journalist, has published more than fifty books in Japanese and English, including novels such as The Death of Urashima Taro, General Yamashita’s Treasure, Star Sand, Liv and The Dream of Lafcadio Hearn. In March he published his autobiography, The Unmaking of an American. In 2017 the feature film of Star Sand, written and directed by him, had wide release throughout Japan. 

Roger has worked extensively in film and television. He was assistant to director Nagisa Oshima on the film Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, starring David Bowie, Tom Conti and Ryuichi Sakamoto. He also co-wrote the script for the Japanese film Ashita e no Yuigon (Best Wishes for Tomorrow), for which he won the Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Script at the 27th Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran. 

Roger received the prestigious Miyazawa Kenji Prize in 2008 and the Noma Award for the Translation of Japanese Literature in 2013; in 2018, Japan’s highest honour, the Order of the Rising Sun; and in 2019, the Order of Australia. Over the past fifty years he has translated prose, drama and poetry from Japanese, Russian and Polish. His plays have been widely performed in Australia, Japan and the United States.

About Public Event with Roger Pulvers

Film director Roger Pulvers features his acclaimed film 'Star Sand' followed by a Q&A session.

Roger will also hold a more intimate workshop seminar the following day titled "TURNING FICTION INTO FILM -- What's Your Story?”.

Both events are free and open to the public. Please register via the events below to secure your seat.


Prentice Building (#42), UQ St Lucia Campus