The Wheeler Centre is bringing some of the best international writers to Australia

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The Wheeler Centre has announced its lineup for this year's Mayhem series. Mayhem is a series of events combining themes from unusual realms, such as military fiction and hip hop or fiction and hard-hitting journalism. The events feature some of the world's best writers, from New York Times bestselling writers to Pulitzer prize winners.

Featured on the Mayhem bill is young adult author Dhonielle Clayton, who will be discussing the art of inclusion. Joined by host Melissa Keil, the two will chat about more inclusive and representative literature on Wednesday May 1. This event is free and Auslan interpreted.

Thursday May 2 will see New York Times bestseller Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah grace the Athenaeum Theatre. After making his literary debut last year with Friday Black, Adjei-Brenyah will be discussing the next steps following his first release.

British hip hop artist and writer Akala will be making the trip to Melbourne on Tuesday May 7 to discuss his debut book, Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire. The book focuses on growing up poor and mixed race in '80s and '90s Britain.

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The Wheeler Centre's Mayhem series runs between Tuesday April 23 and Tuesday May 14. Tickets are available via The Wheeler Centre's website.