#About the event
Duration: 60 minutes
With an appropriately arch title echoing the irony of Jane Austen, debut novelist Diana Reid boldly tells a tale of sex, power, class and privilege in the context of two university students in the first year of residential college. Diana Reid is a brilliant new talent with a wry eye for the world she observes. Join her in conversation with Miro Bilbrough as they discuss friendship and betrayal, issues of consent, and the many philosophical questions in between.
Diana Reid in conversation with Miro Bilbrough
Diana Reid is a Sydney-based writer, who recently graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Hons Philosophy)/Laws. Her first novel, Love & Virtue, was published by Ultimo Press in October 2021. She is currently working on her second novel.
Miro Bilbrough’s memoir of the counterculture, In the Time of the Manaroans (Ultimo Press, Victoria University Press), was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, and has been hailed as ‘the best book of non-fiction published in New Zealand in 2020’. Miro lives in Sydney where she teaches screenwriting and directing, and where she has made award-winning films ‘Floodhouse’, ‘Being Venice’, ‘Bartleby’ and ‘Urn’. She has published poetry in Australasian journals, anthologies and apps, and in the poetry chapbook Small-time spectre’ (Kilmog Press); and her poem 'Spider silk' won second equal in the Val Vallis Award 2016.