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21 October 2023 | 11:30 - 12:30
Valley Stage at Taman Baca

Tracey Lien is the author of the debut novel All That’s Left Unsaid, which investigates the Vietnamese Australian enclave of Cabramatta in the 1990s and explores the emotional complexity of Vietnamese refugee and Asian Australian experiences. I Have Some Questions for You is a literary murder mystery by Rebecca Makkai, set in an élite boarding school, which deconstructs the tropes of the genre. Megan Nolan’s new novel, Ordinary Human Failings, is a heart-breaking, unflinching, compulsive tale that blends an unsolved murder with family history, police procedure, and romantic frustration. Jill Dawson writes crime novels and skillfully exposes class and misogyny and the part they play in determining women’s lives—and often preventable deaths. These authors will speak about the process of creating a rich storyline and how they weave social commentary into their narratives.

Tracey Lien, penulis dengan novel perdananya All That’s Left Unsaid, menyelami kantong komunitas Vietnam-Australia di Cabramatta pada tahun 1990an, menjelajahi kerumitan suasana batin para pengungsi Vietnam, dan pengalaman hidup orang Asia-Australia. I Have Some Questions for You oleh Rebecca Makkai adalah kisah misteri pembunuhan berlatar sebuah sekolah asrama elit, membongkar batasan dan rumusan terkait genre. Novel terbaru Megan Nolan, Ordinary Human Failings, adalah sebuah kisah mengharukan, tanpa basa-basi dan menggugah yang menggabungkan misteri pembunuhan dengan sejarah keluarga, cara polisi bekerja, dan tekanan romantik. Para penulis ini akan membahas proses meramu alur cerita yang kaya sembari merajut kritik sosial ke dalam penuturan kisah mereka tentang bagaimana tiap pribadi manusia membentuk identitas dan sejarah pribadi mereka. Jill Dawson menulis novel-novel kriminal dan dengan terampil mengekspos bias kelas dan misogini, juga peranan mereka dalam menentukan nasib perempuan – juga, seringkali, kematian yang seharusnya dapat terhindarkan. Penulis-penulis ini akan bercerita tentang proses menciptakan alur cerita yang kaya dan bagaimana mereka menyelipkan komentar sosial ke dalam penuturan mereka.

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