Georgia Blain was a novelist, short story writer and essayist of exceptional honesty and talent, who died too young in 2016. She was also a beloved friend who is sorely missed. In celebration of Blain’s literary acuity, compassion and sharp sense of humour, her friends and fellow writers, Tegan Bennett Daylight, James Bradley and Charlotte Wood, read from her fiction and non-fiction work.

James Bradley (Australian)

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James Bradley is an award-winning writer and critic. His novels include Wrack, The Deep Field, The Resurrectionist and Clade, all of which have won or been shortlisted for major Australian and international literary awards. He is also the author of a book of poetry, Paper Nautilus and a young adult novel, The Silent Invasion.

Tegan Bennett Daylight (Australian)

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Tegan Bennett Daylight is a fiction writer, teacher and critic. She is the author of three novels: Bombora, What Falls Away and Safety, as well as several books for children and teenagers. Her collection of short stories, Six Bedrooms, was shortlisted for the Stella Award, the ALS Gold Medal and the Steele Rudd Award.

Charlotte Wood (Australian)

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Charlotte Wood is the author of five novels and two books of non-fiction. The Natural Way of Things won the 2016 Stella Prize and Indie Book of the Year, and was joint winner of the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Fiction. Her latest book is a collection of interviews about the creative process, The Writer's Room.