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Tim Costello: Australia’s favourite social-justice activist at Byron Writers Festival

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Tim Costello

Tim Costello is one of Australia’s leading voices on social justice and global poverty and has been instrumental in ensuring these issues are placed on the national and international agenda. He has travelled the world for work in poverty and emergency relief and led World Vision in Australia for more than 12 years.

Tim has taken part in national and international debates on social-justice issues as diverse as global poverty, gambling, homelessness, reconciliation, and substance abuse. Tim was awarded an Order of Australia in 2005 and received an Australian of the Year award in 2006.

In his evocative new memoir A Lot with a Little Tim Costello explores the people and experiences that have shaped him into a socially active fighter for the world’s most challenged. Tracing each defining stage of his life with stark insight and honesty, Tim untangles his ongoing struggle to align self-perception with choice and what his life represents.

More than a simple life story, this is a book about individual and community, public and private, spiritual and material, equality and liberty – and, most of all, about faith and its power to sustain in the face of the world’s big issues. Challenging and thought provoking no matter what your beliefs A Lot with A Little is a book to savour and re-read.

Tim Costello will be appearing at Byron Writers Festival in conversation with Chris Hanley (Sat 3 Aug) and on the panels Resilience and Strength During Adversity with Chloe Hooper and Leigh Sales (Sat 3 Aug) and Social Activism with Di Morrissey (Sun 4 Aug). Tim Costello will also feature in a special Satellite Event at The Byron at Byron (Friday 2 August). Visit  www.byronwritersfestival.com for tickets.


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