Jennifer Down – whose first novel, Our Magic Hour, was commended in the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards – is a masterly stylist whose sharp eye and keen intellect has been compared to that of Helen Garner and Cate Kennedy. Join her as she discusses Pulse Points, her wrenching short-story collection that, in precise and beautiful prose, explores the lives of mourners, survivors and perpetrators in small dusty towns, glittering exotic cities and slow, droll suburbs with Roanna Gonslaves.

Presented with Glen Street Theatre.

Jennifer Down (Australian)

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Jennifer Down is a writer, editor and translator. Her debut novel, Our Magic Hour, was shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Award and the Voss Prize. Her second book, a short story collection titled Pulse Points, was published in 2017 and she was named a Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist in the same year. She has recently been awarded a winter fellowship at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.