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David Cohen + Daryl Qilin Yam + Jennifer Croft + Lexi Freiman + Carody Culver

Queensland Terrace, slq

Regular Program

1092

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#About the event


#Artists

David Cohen

David Cohen

David Cohen is the author of two short-story collections, The Terrible Event and The Hunter and Other Stories of Men (winner of the 2019 Russell Prize for Humour Writing), and two novels: Disappearing off the Face of the Earth and Fear of Tennis. His stories have appeared in Australian Book Review, The Big Issue, Griffith Review, Meanjin, Overland, and elsewhere. He lives in Brisbane.

Daryl Qilin Yam

Daryl Qilin Yam

Daryl Qilin Yam (b. 1991) is a writer, editor and arts organiser from Singapore. He is the author of the novella Shantih Shantih Shantih (2021), shortlisted for the 2022 Singapore Literature Prize, and the novel Lovelier, Lonelier (2021), the Singapore nominee for the 2023 International Dublin Literary Award. 

He co-founded the literary charity Sing Lit Station. Yam’s fourth book, a short story collection titled Be Your Own Bae, is forthcoming from Epigram Books in late 2024. 

Jennifer Croft

Jennifer Croft

Jennifer Croft won a 2022 Guggenheim Fellowship for her novel The Extinction of Irena Rey, the 2020 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing for her illustrated memoir Homesick and the 2018 International Booker Prize for her translation from Polish of Nobel laureate Olga Tokarczuk’s Flights. She is also the translator of Federico Falco’s A Perfect Cemetery, Romina Paula’s August, Pedro Mairal’s The Woman from Uruguay, and Olga Tokarczuk’s The Books of Jacob (a finalist for the Kirkus Prize). 

Lexi Freiman

Lexi Freiman

Lexi Freiman is the author of the novels The Book of Ayn and Inappropriation, longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and the Miles Franklin Award. She has written for New York magazine and her novels have been reviewed in The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and more. She is a graduate of Columbia’s MFA in fiction and worked as fiction editor at George Braziller for five years. She also writes for television, most recently on STRIFE.

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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