Sweetness and Light

Benjamin Law + Liam Pieper

Auditorium 2, State Library of Queensland



#About the event


Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law is the author of The Family Law (2010), Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012)—both nominated for Australian Book Industry Awards—and the Quarterly Essay on Safe Schools, Moral Panic 101 (2017). The Family Law is now also an award-winning SBS TV series, which Benjamin created and co-wrote. Every week, Benjamin co-hosts ABC RN’s weekly national pop culture show Stop Everything, and has appeared on TV shows including Q&A (ABC), The Drum (ABC), The Project (Ten) and Filthy Rich and Homeless (SBS).

Liam Pieper

Liam Pieper

Liam Pieper is an author and journalist. His first book was a memoir, The Feel-Good Hit of the Year, shortlisted for the National Biography Award and the Ned Kelly Best True Crime award. His second was the Penguin Special Mistakes Were Made, a volume of humorous essays. He was co-recipient of the 2014 M LiteraryAward, winner of the 2015 Geoff Dean Short Story Prize, the inaugural creative resident of the UNESCO City of Literature of Prague, and the 2018 National Library of Australia Creative Arts Fellow for Australian Writing. His first novel, The Toymaker, received the 2016 Christina Stead Fiction Award from the Fellowship of Australian Writers.

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