Tribute to Tirra Lirra


Melissa Lucashenko + Ashley Hay + Ruth Blair

Queensland Terrace, State Library of Queensland

Panel

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#About the event


#Artists

Melissa Lucashenko

Melissa Lucashenko

Melissa Lucashenko is a multi-award winning Goorie novelist from Brisbane. Her work has been awarded the Miles Franklin Award, the Queensland Deloitte Literary Prize, the Nita B. Kibble Award, The Victorian Premier’s Award for Indigenous Writing, and the NSW Premier’s Literary Award. Melissa has been short or longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, the Stella Award, the DUBLIN Impact Award, the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, and the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize. Melissa is a Walkley Award winner for her non-fiction, and a founding member of human rights organisation Sisters Inside. Her most recent novel, Too Much Lip (UQP) won the 2019 Miles Franklin Award and 2019 Qld Literary Awards for Best Novel. She is currently working on a new novel. 

Ashley Hay

Ashley Hay

Ashley Hay is a novelist and essayist whose awards include the Foundation of Australian Literary Studies’ Colin Roderick Award, the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Peoples’ Choice, and the Bragg/UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing. Her novels include The Body in the Clouds (2010) and A Hundred Small Lessons (2017). She is the editor of Griffith Review.

Ruth Blair

Ruth Blair

Ruth Blair taught American and Environmental literature at the Universities of Tasmania and Queensland. She has had a long and passionate interest in Jessica Anderson’s fiction and first wrote about her in Island magazine in 1987. She is currently writing about the idea of the garden in Anderson’s novels.

#Moderator

Fiona Taylor

Fiona Taylor

Fiona is the Chair of the Brisbane Writers Festival Board. With qualifications in Economics and the Humanities she has worked across both Government and private sector roles developing policy and implementing equitable program delivery strategies. She has had a long term voluntary commitment to the education arts and aid sectors.


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