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What Our Migrant Families Survived


Krissy Kneen + Yumna Kassab + Favel Parrett + Mirandi Riwoe

The Edge Auditorium

L034

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Krissy Kneen

Krissy Kneen

Krissy Kneen is the award-winning author of memoir—Affection—and fiction: Wintering, An Uncertain Grace, Steeplechase, Triptych, The Adventures of Holly White and the Incredible Sex Machine, as well as the Thomas Shapcott Award-winning poetry collection Eating My Grandmother. She has written and directed broadcast documentaries for SBS and ABC Television.

Yumna Kassab

Yumna Kassab

Yumna Kassab is a writer from Western Sydney. She studied medical science and neuroscience at university. Her first book of short stories, The House of Youssef, has been listed for prizes including the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, Queensland Literary Award, NSW Premier's Literary Award and The Stella Prize. Her writing can be found online at Kill Your Darlings, Sydney Review of Books, Peril Magazine, Meanjin, The Sydney Morning Herald and Mascara Literary Review. 

Favel Parrett

Favel Parrett

Favel Parrett's career was launched with her acclaimed debut PAST THE SHALLOWS. It was shortlisted in the Miles Franklin Award and won the Dobbie Literary Award. THERE WAS STILL LOVE, Favel's third novel, was shortlisted for the Stella Prize and won Book of the Year - The Indie Book Awards 2020. She lives in Victoria and is passionate about surfing and dingoes. You can find out more about Favel Parrett at www.favelparrett.com.au 

Mirandi Riwoe

Mirandi Riwoe

Mirandi Riwoe is the author of Stone Sky Gold Mountain. Her novella The Fish Girl won Seizure’s Viva la Novella V and was shortlisted for the Stella Prize and the Queensland Literary Award’s fiction prize. Her work has appeared in Best Australian Stories, Meanjin, Review of Australian Fiction, Griffith Review and Best Summer Stories. Mirandi has a PhD in Creative Writing and Literary Studies (QUT). 


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