This is a chance to see fresh Australian talent. Four of Australia’s most exciting new voices read and discuss their critically acclaimed work with Jill Eddington. Meredith Jaffé's The Fence has been described as a ‘keenly observed satire on the boundaries we set’, and Julie Koh’s Portable Curiosities as a ‘biting collection of stories’. A Chinese Affair is the dazzling first collection from Isabelle Li, and Sarah Schmidt’s startling debut novel See What I Have Done is the moving tale of Lizzie Borden, famously accused of murdering her father and stepmother in 1892. 

Julie Koh (Australian)

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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.