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Celebrating The Fictional Woman
Code: 65  |  Type: Launch   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, Current Affairs
Thursday, May 22 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Free, bookings essential, email rsvp@harpercollins.com.au
Simmer on the Bay, Shore 2/3, 13 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Tara Moss, Julia Baird
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Tara Moss has been branded with many labels, but behind the words stands a strong woman with her own story to tell. Part memoir, part feminist essay, The Fictional Woman explores what it means to be a woman in the modern world. It’s time to shed the fictions and talk facts. Join Tara Moss and her friends in a celebration of this new break-through book, including an ‘in conversation’ between Tara and journalist Julia Baird, with music by DJ Sveta. 18+ event.

Supported by The University of Sydney.

Tara Moss (Australian)

Born in Victoria, BC, Canada, Tara Moss is an internationally bestselling novelist, journalist, award-winning short story writer, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, patron for breastfeeding for the Baby Friendly Health Initiative, and former top model. In her spare time she studies psychology, forensic science, criminology and violent crime. Tara currently lives in New South Wales with her husband and daughter, and will publish her first non-fiction title The Fictional Woman in May 2014.

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Julia Baird (Australian)

Julia Baird is an author, broadcaster and journalist, currently hosting The Drum on ABC 24. Her writing has appeared in a range of publications including the Daily Beast, Harpers Bazaar, The Guardian, the Good Weekend, the Philadelphia Inquirer, The Monthly, Newsweek, The New York Times, and The Sydney Morning Herald. In 2011, she returned from the United States, where she worked as a columnist and deputy editor of Newsweek. In 2005 she was a fellow at the Joan Shorenstein Center of Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard, where she wrote a paper on the export of American opinion to allied countries in the lead up to the war in Iraq. Before then, she worked at The Sydney Morning Herald as a columnist, education and political reporter, election editor and oped editor. Her first book, drawn from her Phd in history, was Media Tarts: How the Australian Media Frames Female Politicians. She is currently writing a biography of Queen Victoria, which will be published in 2014.



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