Toil and Trouble
Angela Slatter + Malcolm Devlin + Trent Jamieson + Kathleen Jennings
slq The Studio
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Duration: 60 minutes
Journey through ghostly gothic hallways, plague-infested streets and a town at the end of time in these four brilliantly imaginative works of sci-fi and fantasy. Through magic, monsters and mayhem, these novels peer beneath the veil that divides living and dead, using fable and fairytale to reveal what it means to be human.
Venue update: The venue for this event is slq The Studio, at the State Library of Queensland. This event was previously listed as being held in slq The Parlour at the State Library of Queensland.
Angela Slatter is the author of five novels, including All the Murmuring Bones and The Path of Thorns and eleven short story collections, including The Bitterwood Bible and The Tallow-Wife and Other Tales. She’s won a World Fantasy Award, a British Fantasy Award, a Ditmar, two Australian Shadows Awards and seven Aurealis Awards; she's been a finalist for the Courier-Mail People’s Choice Book of the Year Award and nominated for the Dublin Literary Award. Her work has been translated into Bulgarian, Chinese, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Polish, Hungarian, Turkish, French and Romanian. She can be located on the internet at www.angelaslatter.com, @AngelaSlatter (Twitter) and angelaslatter (Instagram).
Malcolm Devlin is the author of And Then I Woke Up (2022) and the short story collections, You Will Grow Into Them (2017) and Unexpected Places to Fall From, Unexpected Places to Land (2021).
Trent Jamieson is the Aurealis Award-winning author of the novels The Stone Road, and Day Boy, as well as the Death Works Trilogy, and the Roil Duology. His 2020 children's picture book The Giant and the Sea, illustrated by Rovina Cai won the 2021 Environment Award for Children's Literature Picture Fiction.
Kathleen Jennings is a writer and illustrator based in Brisbane. Her Australian Gothic debut Flyaway won a British Fantasy Award and was shortlisted for the World Fantasy Award and The Courier-Mail People's Choice Award, among others. Her illustrations have won a World Fantasy Award and been shortlisted for the Hugo Awards.