This is a chance to see fresh Australian talent. Four of Australia’s most exciting new voices read and discuss their critically acclaimed work with Jill Eddington. Meredith Jaffé's The Fence has been described as a ‘keenly observed satire on the boundaries we set’, and Julie Koh’s Portable Curiosities as a ‘biting collection of stories’. A Chinese Affair is the dazzling first collection from Isabelle Li, and Sarah Schmidt’s startling debut novel See What I Have Done is the moving tale of Lizzie Borden, famously accused of murdering her father and stepmother in 1892. 

Julie Koh (Australian)

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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.