Hear from two of the nation’s most thought-stirring writers, Clementine Ford and Bridie Jabour, as they discuss their latest books exploring the meaning of life and love today. Clementine’s tender and moving memoir How We Love traverses the throes of romance, the grief of losing a parent, the journey into motherhood and the value of self-worth. Bridie’s Trivial Grievances is a funny and forthright enquiry into the anxieties of millennials finding their way at work, home and beyond during uniquely challenging circumstances. They appear on stage in conversation with Maeve Marsden.

Clementine Ford (Australian)

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford is a writer and broadcaster based in Naarm (Melbourne). She is the bestselling author of Fight Like A Girl and Boys Will Be Boys, which have also been published to great acclaim in the UK and the US. She also presents a popular online advice line called Friday Night Bites. Her most recent book How We Love: Notes on a life was published in 2021. Despite her reputation, she is actually very nice.

Bridie Jabour (Australian)

Bridie Jabour

Bridie Jabour is the Opinion Editor at The Guardian. She has previously worked as a journalist for NewsCorp and Fairfax, where she has reported on social affairs, politics and regional issues. Bridie writes commentary on feminism, inequality, and pop culture, and appears regularly on The Drum, Triple J and ABC Radio Sydney. She is the author of the novel The Way Things Should Be and the book of essays Trivial Grievances: On the contradictions, myths and misery of your 30s.

Maeve Marsden (Australian)

Maeve Marsden

Maeve Marsden is a writer and theatremaker. She was a 2020 Phillip Parsons fellow at Belvoir Theatre, and has written, directed and performed in a number of critically acclaimed theatre productions, touring Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Maeve curates national storytelling project Queerstories, and her writing has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, Guardian Australia, Junkee and Archer Magazine, among others.