The Yellow House/Saltwater


Emily O'Grady + Cathy McLennan

Auditorium 2, State Library of Queensland

Action/Crime / Culture/Social Equity

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Emily O'Grady

Emily O'Grady

Emily O'Grady was born in 1991 in Brisbane. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in, or are forthcoming in Review of Australian Fiction, Westerly, Australian Poetry Journal, The Lifted Brow, Kill Your Darlings, The Big Issue Fiction Edition and Award Winning Australian Writing. In 2012 she won the QUT Undergraduate Writing Prize, and in 2013 she won the QUT Postgraduate Writing Prize. In 2017 she placed second in the Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction, was shortlisted for the Queensland Premiers Young Publishers and Writers Award, and was longlisted for the Elizabeth Jolley Prize for Fiction.

She co-edits Stilts Journal, and is currently completing a PhD in Creative Writing at Queensland University of Technology, where she also works as a Sessional Academic.

Cathy McLennan

Cathy McLennan

Cathy McLennan is an Australian bestselling writer, lawyer, and magistrate best known for her multi-award winning memoir, Saltwater. She is a recipient of the United Nations Association of Australia Queensland Award and was presented with the 2015 Chancellors Award for Alumni of the Year, James Cook University. She has a Masters of Law from the University of Queensland.

Cathy loves reading and writing books and can be found most weekends at home with her husband, kids and border collie on their cattle property in Far North Queensland.  

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Susan Johnson

Susan Johnson

Susan Johnson was shortlisted for the 1991 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for her novel Flying Lessons (Heinemann 1990), shortlisted for the 1994 National Book Council's Banjo Award for the novel A Big Life (Pan Macmillan 1993) and shortlisted for the National Biography Award 2000 for her memoir A Better Woman (Random House 1999). Her other books include Hungry Ghosts (Pan Macmillan 1996), Messages from Chaos (Harper and Row 1987), Womenlovesex (Random House, 1997 editor and contributor). The Broken Book was shortlisted for the 2005 Nita B Kibble Award; the Best Fiction Book section of the Queensland Premier's Literary Award; the Westfield/Waverley Library Literary Award, and the Australian Literary Society Gold Medal Award for an Outstanding Australian Literary Work. She works as a journalist at Qweekend magazine.


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