Author of Eggshell Skull, Bri Lee Gives Us Her Top 10 Reads

By Bri Lee


Bri Lee is a writer and editor whose work has been published in The Guardian, Griffith Review, Broadly, i-D, VAULT Magazine, and elsewhere. She regularly appears on ABC Radio and often gives talks on writing, law, feminism, fashion, pop culture, and art. As the Founding Editor of the quarterly print periodical Hot Chicks with Big Brains, Bri has commissioned and published diverse non-fiction about women and their work since 2015. Bri's first novel, Eggshell Skull, was recently published by Allen and Unwin.

Eggshell Skull tells of Bri's journey through the Australian legal system; first as the daughter of a policeman, then as a law student, and finally as a judge's associate in both metropolitan and regional Queensland-where justice can look very different, especially for women. The injustice Bri witnessed, mourned and raged over every day finally forced her to confront her own personal history, one she'd vowed never to tell.

As an avid reader and editor, here follows Bri's top 10 reads of her favourite books she's read as an adult. If she were to include YA adult books she read in the high school, that's a whole other story.

Bri will be a part of two events across the 2018 Brisbane Writers Festival. To book tickets to her events, head over to the Brisbane Writers Festival Program page.

Everywhere I Look by Helen Garner

Everywhere I Look by Helen Garner

The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood

The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood

Small Acts of Disappearance by Fiona Wright

Small Acts of Disappearance by Fiona Wright

The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker

The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker

Can You Die of a Broken Heart? by Dr. Nikki Stamp

Can You Die of a Broken Heart? by Dr. Nikki Stamp

Selfie by Will Storr

Selfie by Will Storr

Giving up the Ghost by Hilary Mantel

Giving up the Ghost by Hilary Mantel

Just Kids by Patti Smith

Just Kids by Patti Smith

The Mayne Inheritance by Rosamond Siemon

The Mayne Inheritance by Rosamond Siemon

True Stories by Helen Garner

True Stories by Helen Garner

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