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The B List with Larissa Behrendt (now online only)

The B List with Larissa Behrendt (now online only)

The B List bookclub

Each month Bri is in conversation with a contemporary author followed by a Q&A session.

Bri Lee holding book After Story
1 / 1 event in this The B List bookclub series
27 January 2022 6:30pm to 7:30pm


Zoom online: Free


Zoom online
Sydney NSW 2000


This event will be held online only.


Join us for the first B List book club event for 2022, as we welcome author Larissa Behrendt to talk about her new book After Story

When Indigenous lawyer Jasmine decides to take her mother, Della, on a tour of England’s most revered literary sites, Jasmine hopes it will bring them closer together and help them reconcile the past. 

Twenty-five years earlier the disappearance of Jasmine’s older sister devastated their tight-knit community. This tragedy returns to haunt Jasmine and Della when another child mysteriously goes missing on Hampstead Heath. As Jasmine immerses herself in the world of her literary idols — Della is inspired to rediscover the wisdom of her own culture and storytelling. But sometimes the stories that are not told can become too great to bear. 

Ambitious and engrossing, After Story celebrates the extraordinary power of words and the quiet spaces between. We can be ready to listen, but are we ready to hear? 

Join Bri and Larissa as they explore the true art of storytelling with humour, love and hope. 

Larissa Behrendt is the author of three novels: Home, which won the 2002 David Unaipon Award and the regional Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book; Legacy, which won the 2010 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Indigenous Writing; and After Story. She has published numerous books on Indigenous legal issues; her most recent non-fiction book is Finding Eliza: Power and Colonial Storytelling. She was awarded the 2009 NAIDOC Person of the Year award and 2011 NSW Australian of the Year. Larissa wrote and directed the feature films, After the Apology and Innocence Betrayed and has written and produced several short films. In 2018 she won the Australian Directors’ Guild Award for Best Direction in a Documentary Feature and in 2020 the AACTA for Best Direction in Nonfiction Television. She is the host of Speaking Out on ABC radio and is Distinguished Professor at the Jumbunna Institute at the University of Technology Sydney. 

After Story  is available for purchase and delivery through the State Library bookshop


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