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)

James Bradley

James Bradley is an author and critic. His books include the novels Wrack, The Resurrectionist and Clade, a book of poetry, Paper Nautilus, and The Penguin Book of the Ocean. His new novel is Ghost Species.

Charlotte Wood (Australian)

Charlotte Wood

Charlotte Wood is the author of six novels and two books of non-fiction. Her latest novel is The Weekend. She has previously won the Stella Prize, the Indie Book of the Year and the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Fiction, and been twice shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award. She has written for The New York Times, Guardian Australia, Literary Hub, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Sydney Review of Books and The Saturday Paper, among other publications.