Some of Australia’s most exciting short story writers talk to Margo Lanagan about what it takes to tackle the beast that is short fiction. You’ll hear from bold new talent Julie Koh on her debut Portable Curiosities, Isabelle Li on her exquisite, finely-tuned collection A Chinese Affair, award-winning author Sue Woolfe on her new collection Do You Love Me or What?, and Laura Elizabeth Woollett on her, at times, horrifying yet beautiful exploration of love in The Love of a Bad Man.
Laura Elizabeth Woollett (Australian)
Laura Elizabeth Woollett is the author of a short story collection The Love of a Bad Man and two novels Beautiful Revolutionary and The Newcomer. The Love of a Bad Man was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Fiction and the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction. Beautiful Revolutionary was shortlisted for the 2019 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Fiction. Laura was the City of Melbourne's 2020 Boyd Garret writer-in-residence and is a 2020-22 Marten Bequest scholar for prose.