#MWFDIGITAL: An Evening with Elizabeth Strout

This session was largely focussed on exploring the character of Olive Kitteridge, and while I'm yet to read these two novels, I still found this entire chat wholly delightful. Elizabeth shared the personal observation that she believes all people are complex, even if they don't think they are. And it's this complexity that draws readers … Continue reading #MWFDIGITAL: An Evening with Elizabeth Strout

#MWFDIGITAL: Clare Bowditch – Your Own Kind of Girl

Clare Bowditch is a storyteller who lives in Melbourne with her husband Marty, their three teenage children, a white groodle, and one lone surviving free-ranging guinea pig. In terms of ‘the fancy stuff’, Bowditch is a bestselling ARIA Award-winning musician (Best Female Artist), Rolling Stone Woman of the Year (Contribution to Culture), Logie-nominated actor (for … Continue reading #MWFDIGITAL: Clare Bowditch – Your Own Kind of Girl

#MWFDIGITAL: Jing-Jing Lee – How We Disappeared

Jing-Jing Lee was born and raised in Singapore. She obtained a master’s degree in Creative Writing from Oxford in 2011, and has since seen her poetry and short stories published in various journals and anthologies. She is the author of How We Disappeared, If I Could Tell You, and And Other Rivers. She currently lives … Continue reading #MWFDIGITAL: Jing-Jing Lee – How We Disappeared

#MWFDIGITAL: Jessie Tu – A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing

Tu trained as a classical violinist for more than 15 years. Failing to succeed as a professional musician, she taught music at Kambala, St Ignatius College, MLC Burwood, Kings School, Newington College. She's taught at refugee camps in the Middle East, volunteered with AUSAID in The Solomon Islands, travelled to complete residencies in the U.S, … Continue reading #MWFDIGITAL: Jessie Tu – A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing

#MWFDIGITAL: Victoria Hannan – Kokomo

Victoria Hannan is a writer, photographer and creative director living in Melbourne. Her writing has appeared on McSweeney's Internet Tendency, 3:AM Magazine and in her monthly TinyLetter about swimming pools. Kokomo, her first novel, was written at artist-in-residence programs in Brazil, Tasmania and Iceland. Kokomo was the 2019 winner of the Victorian Premier's Literary Award … Continue reading #MWFDIGITAL: Victoria Hannan – Kokomo

#MWFDIGITAL: Charlotte McConaghy – The Last Migration

Charlotte McConaghy has been writing from a young age. She has both a Graduate Degree in Screenwriting and a Masters Degree in Screen Arts, and has worked in script development for film and television for several years. She has written a number of speculative fiction books but The Last Migration is her first literary novel. … Continue reading #MWFDIGITAL: Charlotte McConaghy – The Last Migration

#MWFDIGITAL: Kevin Kwan – Sex and Vanity

Kevin Kwan is the author of the international bestsellers Crazy Rich Asians, now a major motion picture, China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problems. Born in Singapore, he has called New York's West Village home since 1995. Sex and Vanity The iconic author of the bestselling phenomenon Crazy Rich Asians returns with the glittering tale … Continue reading #MWFDIGITAL: Kevin Kwan – Sex and Vanity