Eat the Rich


Emily O'Grady + Balli Kaur Jaswal + Emily Perkins + Lexi Freiman + Alexandra Philp

Auditorium 1, slq

Regular Program

1113

#Performances


#About the event


#Artists

Emily O'Grady

Emily O'Grady

Emily O’Grady’s debut novel, The Yellow House, won the 2018 Vogel Literary Award and was shortlisted for the 2019 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction. Her second novel, Feast (Allen & Unwin) was published in 2023 and longlisted for the Dublin Literary Award. 

Balli Kaur Jaswal

Balli Kaur Jaswal

Balli Kaur Jaswal is the author of five novels, including the international bestseller Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows which was a Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club pick in 2018. She has held fellowships at the University of East Anglia and Nanyang Technological University, where she also completed her PhD in South Asian diaspora writing. Her non-fiction has appeared in the New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar India, Refinery29 and Salon.com, among other publications.

Emily Perkins

Emily Perkins

Emily Perkins is an award-winning writer from Aotearoa New Zealand. Her most recent novel is Lioness (Bloomsbury, 2023). Other books include the Women’s Prize longlisted The Forrests, Novel About My Wife, and the short story collection Not Her Real Name.

She also writes for theatre, film and television, including the original play The Made and an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. With director Alison Maclean she co-wrote the feature film The Rehearsal, adapted from Eleanor Catton’s novel.

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.

Alexandra Philp

Alexandra Philp

Alex Philp writes fiction and screenplays. Her short fiction has been published in Overland, Westerly, Voiceworks, and the Review of Australian Fiction, and in 2017 she won the Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. In 2021, her short film Pools (produced and directed by Luisa Martiri) premiered at Flickerfest and was also an official selection for Show Me Shorts (2021) and Cinefest Oz (2021). She has a PhD in creative writing from QUT, where she also currently teaches.



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