Some of Australia’s most exciting short story writers talk to Margo Lanagan about what it takes to tackle the beast that is short fiction. You’ll hear from bold new talent Julie Koh on her debut Portable Curiosities, Isabelle Li on her exquisite, finely-tuned collection A Chinese Affair, award-winning author Sue Woolfe on her new collection Do You Love Me or What?, and Laura Elizabeth Woollett on her, at times, horrifying yet beautiful exploration of love in The Love of a Bad Man.
Julie Koh (Australian)
Julie Koh was born in Sydney to Chinese-Malaysian parents, and left a career in corporate law to pursue writing. She is the author of two short-story collections: Capital Misfits and Portable Curiosities, which was shortlisted for the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction and the Steele Rudd Award in the Queensland Literary Awards. Julie is also the editor of BooksActually’s Gold Standard and a founding member of Kanganoulipo.