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Sad Girl? Bad Girl? Mad Girl?

Pour one out for the girlies of contemporary fiction

Nadine J. Cohen (photo credit Cymbele Malinowski)
Madeleine Gray (photo credit Zan Wimberley)
Jessie Stephens (photo credit Luke Latty)
Saturday 25 May 2024
Event Code: 117

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She may be self-absorbed, adrift or unhinged, but the ‘sad girl’ is taking the publishing industry by storm.

Debut novelists Nadine J. Cohen (Everyone and Everything), Madeleine Gray (Green Dot) and Jessie Stephens (Something Bad is Going to Happen) have all created unforgettable protagonists who are fallible, at times unlikeable and painfully relatable.

Hear from these exciting debut novelists as they discuss making and breaking this emerging genre’s rules, and how they crafted compelling portraits of present-day womanhood. In conversation with The Guardian’s Steph Harmon.

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245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, NSW, 2015