Holding up a mirror - Alice Bishop and Anna Krien
Alice Bishop and Anna Krien are talented young authors whose debut works of fiction hold a mirror up to society and explore some of the complex topics of our time.. A Constant Hum grapples with the aftermath of bushfire, a natural disaster so damaging in Australia. An Act of Grace delivers a meditation on Australia that takes an unflinching look at some of our country’s darker aspects in the aftermath of the Iraq War. These talented authors explore difficult topics in an empathetic yet unflinching way.
Alice Bishop grew up in Christmas Hills but now lives in Thornbury, Victoria. Her first collection of short fiction, A Constant Hum, was released in 2019. It was recently shortlisted for the 2019 Prize for New Australian Fiction.
Anna Krien is the author of the award-winning Night Games and Into the Woods, as well as two Quarterly Essays, Us and Them and The Long Goodbye. Her fiction and her journalism have been published widely.
Thursday 11 June
6.00 pm – 8.00 pm