The Yellow House/Saltwater


Emily O'Grady + Cathy McLennan

Auditorium 2, State Library of Queensland

Action/Crime / Culture/Social Equity

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#Performances


#About the event


#Artists

Emily O'Grady

Emily O'Grady

Emily O’Grady’s debut novel, The Yellow House, won the 2018 Vogel Literary Award and was shortlisted for the 2019 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction. Her second novel, Feast (Allen & Unwin) was published in 2023 and longlisted for the Dublin Literary Award. 

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.  

#Moderator

Susan Johnson

Susan Johnson

Susan Johnson is the author of twelve books: three non-fiction books, On Beauty and A Better Woman, and a new memoir about living on Kythera, Greece, with her 85-year-old mother, Barbara, Aphrodite's Breath: A Mother and Daughter's Greek Island Adventure. Her eight novels are published in Australia and in Europe, the UK and US, and The Landing (2015) was published in Greek translation. Her ninth novel, From Where I Fell (2021) was shortlisted for the Voss Literary Award. She has lived in Hong Kong, Paris, London and most recently in Greece. She currently lives in Brisbane.


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