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Louise Milligan + Amanda Chong + Louise Doughty + Suzie Miller + Carody Culver

Auditorium 1, slq

Regular Program

1119

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Louise Milligan

Louise Milligan

Louise Milligan is a multi-award-winning investigative journalist for ABC TV's Four Corners, the Australian national broadcaster's flagship current affairs documentary program. She is the author of two bestselling non-fiction books: Cardinal, The Rise and Fall of George Pell and Witness, An Investigation into the Brutal Cost of Seeking Justice. Her books have been awarded multiple prizes, including the Walkley Book Award, the Davitt Awards Best Non-Fiction Crime Book, the Melbourne Prize for Literature People's Choice Award, the Victorian Premier's Literary Award's People's Choice prize, the Sir Owen Dixon Chambers Law Reporter of the Year Award, a Press Freedom Medal and a shortlisting for the Stella Prize. Louise's journalism, particularly her coverage of historical institutional child abuse and the experience of women in the criminal justice system and parliament, has broken national and international news, sparked government inquiries and led to profound cultural change and law reform. She started her career in newspapers and is a former High Court correspondent and political reporter. Born in Ireland to an Irish mother and Scottish father, Louise moved to Australia as a child. She lives in Melbourne with her husband and two children. Pheasants Nest is Louise's first novel.

Amanda Chong

Amanda Chong

Amanda Chong is a lawyer, poet and playwright who explores themes of gender and power in her work. Her poetry collection, Professions, was shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize in 2018, and her poetry is studied as part of the Cambridge International GCSE Syllabus. Her plays include the one woman show Psychobitch which sold out its extended run (Wild Rice, 2023), the musical The Feelings Farm (Esplanade Theatres, 2021) and the award-winning #WomenSupportingWomen (T:>Works, 2022) which was also staged in Cambridge, UK. 

Louise Doughty

Louise Doughty

Louise Doughty is the author of ten novels, most recently A Bird in Winter. Her previous books include the bestseller Apple Tree Yard, which was adapted as a major BBC One TV series; Platform Seven, which has been filmed for ITVX and Black Water, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She also created and wrote the hit BBC series Crossfire. She has been nominated for multiple awards including the Costa Novel Award, the Women's Prize for Fiction and the Sunday Times Short Story Prize. Her work has been translated into thirty languages.

Suzie Miller

Suzie Miller

Suzie Miller is a contemporary international playwright, screenwriter and novelist. Based in both London, UK, and Sydney, Australia, Miller's work has been produced around the world winning multiple prestigious awards, including the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play 2023, for her smash hit one-woman play Prima Facie, which had a soldout season on London's West End and opened on Broadway in New York, April 2023. Miller is educated in science and law, with a doctorate in drama and mathematics. She practised human rights law before writing full time and is currently developing major projects across the UK, USA and Australia in theatre, literature and screen. Prima Facie is her first novel.

Carody Culver

Carody Culver

Carody Culver is the editor of Griffith Review. Her writing has appeared in Kill Your Darlings, Peppermint, Books+Publishing, The Toast and elsewhere. Her chapbook, The Morgue I Think the Deader it Gets, was published by Cordite in 2022. She’s interviewed writers and public figures including Grace Tame, Jonathan Franzen, Waleed Aly, Clementine Ford, Anna Funder and Cory Doctorow. 



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