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.
Julie Koh (Australian)
Julie Koh is the author of Capital Misfits and Portable Curiosities. The latter was shortlisted for the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction, the Steele Rudd Award, and a NSW Premier’s Literary Award. Julie was named a 2017 Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist. Her short stories have appeared in Best Australian Stories in 2014 to 2017, and Best Australian Comedy Writing. She is the editor of BooksActually’s Gold Standard and a founding member of Kanganoulipo.