A lively discussion about writing complex female characters in a time of political, social and cultural upheaval. Kathryn Heyman (Storm and Grace), Zoë Morrison (Music and Freedom) and Laura Elizabeth Woollett (The Love of a Bad Man) talk to Bianca Fileborn about the impulses, insecurities and motivations of their characters, as well as the challenges and nuances of bringing them to the page.
Laura Elizabeth Woollett (Australian)
Laura Elizabeth Woollett is a Perth-born, Melbourne-based writer. Her first novel The Wood of Suicides was published in 2014. In 2015, she appeared as one of Melbourne Writers Festival's 30 Under 30. Her short story collection The Love of a Bad Man was released in 2016, and was shortlisted for the 2017 Victorian Premiers Literary Awards. She is currently working on her second novel, Beautiful Revolutionary, which will be published in 2018.