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Fiona Robertson + Kris Kneen + Jackie Ryan

Maiwar Green Marquee, State Library

Main Festival

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Fiona Robertson

Fiona Robertson

Fiona Robertson is a writer and doctor. Her short story collection, If You’re Happy, won the Glendower Award for an Emerging Queensland Writer in 2020 and was published in 2022 by University of Queensland Press. The collection was also shortlisted for the Steele Rudd award at the 2022 Queensland Literary Awards.

Kris Kneen

Kris Kneen

Kris Kneen is the award-winning author of fiction, poetry and non-fiction including An Uncertain Grace which was shortlisted for the Stella Prize, Wintering, shortlisted for the Davitt award and three QPLA awards, and The Three Burials of Lotty Kneen which was shortlisted for two QPLA awards and the Margarey Medal. Their poetry collection Eating My Grandmother won the Thomas Shapcott Prize. Their latest book Fat Girl Dancing is shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award. They have written and directed broadcast television documentaries and were the Copyright Agency Ltd Non-fiction Fellow in 2020. 

Jackie Ryan

Jackie Ryan

Jackie Ryan has an abiding interest in culture that connects her work across forms and genres. She is the author of We'll Show the World: Expo 88 (UQP), which won two 2018 Queensland Literary Awards and was shortlisted for a third. She also makes the Aurealis and Ledger Award-winning Burger Force comic book series and is the founding editor of comedy writing collective the Fanciful Fiction Auxiliary. She holds a PhD in history and political science from The University of Queensland.



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