In conversation with Bri Lee

Waiting for Elijah

Kate Wild

QAG Lecture Theatre




#About the event


Kate Wild

Kate Wild

Kate Wild is an investigative journalist whose work with distinguished teams at the ABC has been recognised with three Walkley Awards and a Logie. Her reports from Darwin, where she lived from 2010 to 2016, laid the groundwork for a Four Corners story on juvenile detention that prompted the calling of a Royal Commission.

Kate Wild's consistent coverage of abuse within the Northern Territory juvenile detention system laid the groundwork for a 2016 Four Corners program that sparked the establishment of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory. 

Like Elijah Holcombe, Kate grew up in country New South Wales; she now lives and works in Sydney. Waiting for Elijah is her first book.


Bri Lee

Bri Lee

Bri Lee is a writer and editor whose work has been published in The Guardian, Griffith Review, Broadly, i-D, VAULT Magazine, and elsewhere. She regularly appears on ABC Radio and often gives talks on writing, law, feminism, fashion, pop culture, and art. As the Founding Editor of the quarterly print periodical Hot Chicks with Big Brains, Bri has commissioned and published diverse non-fiction about women and their work since 2015.

In 2016 Bri was the recipient of the inaugural Kat Muscat Fellowship, and in 2017 was one of Griffith Review's Queensland writing fellows. In 2018 Bri received a Commonwealth Government of Australia scholarship and stipend to work on her second book at the University of Queensland. She has received numerous residencies and mentorships.

Her first book, Eggshell Skull, was recently published by Allen & Unwin.

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