Walkley Award–winning Goorie writer Melissa Lucashenko talks about her gritty, darkly comic new book, Too Much Lip. When Kerry, the outlaw daughter of a local Aboriginal family, roars back into town on a stolen Harley to see her dying father, painful family secrets are gradually and explosively revealed. Hailed as “funny and fierce” by The Saturday Paper, Too Much Lip offers the hope of redemption and forgiveness in the face of calamity.

Melissa Lucashenko (Australian)

Melissa Lucashenko

Melissa Lucashenko is an acclaimed Aboriginal novelist from Queensland. She is a Walkley Award winner for her non-fiction, and has won numerous prizes for her novels about ordinary Australians and the extraordinary lives they lead. Melissa is a founding member of the prisoner rights group, Sisters Inside. Her latest book is Too Much Lip.