The B List Bookclub

Join us online for The B List Bookclub hosted by Bri Lee. 

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

The B List with Bri Lee & Jessie Tu

16 July 2020

Bri will be in conversation with Jessie Tu, author of A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing.

The B List with Bri Lee & Sanam Maher

25 June 2020

Bri is in conversation with her first international guest Sanam Maher, author of A Woman Like Her: The Short Life of Qandeel Baloch. Drawing on interviews and in-depth research, Sanam’s book pieces together the life of Qandeel Baloch.

The B List with Bri Lee & Dr Liz Allen

11 June 2020

Bri speaking with Dr Liz Allen about her new book, The Future of Us: Demography Gets a Makeover, which looks beyond births, deaths and marriages. Demography gives us an understanding of Australia’s population.

The B List with Bri Lee & Tyson Yunkaporta

21 May 2020

This month's B List welcomes Tyson Yunkaporta who discusses his remarkable book, about everything from echidnas to evolution, cosmology to cooking, sex and science and spirits to Schrödinger’s cat. Sand Talk provides a template for living.

The B List with Bri Lee & Donna Ward

30 April 2020

This month's B List welcomes Donna Ward who discusses her compelling collection of fiercely intelligent, deeply intimate, lyrical reflections on the life of a woman who stands on the threshold between two millennia. Both manifesto and confession, her memoir explores the meaning and purpose she discovered in a life lived entirely without a partner and children.

The B List - Books in isolation

9 April 2020

In our first online gathering of The B List, Bri Lee talks about the books she's been reading in isolation. Her reading list: Motherhood by Sheila Heti and the related article Is it OK to have a child?  by Meehan Christ in London Review of Books, The Octopus and I by Erin Hortle, Come by Rita Therese and A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf.

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About Bri Lee

Bri Lee is an author and freelance writer. She is also an editor, speaker, and academic who is qualified to practice law (but doesn't) and is the 2020 Copyright Agency UTS New Writer-in-Residence.

Bri has written for The MonthlyGood Weekend, Harper’s Bazaar AustraliaThe Saturday PaperCrikeyThe GuardianGriffith Reviewi-DVAULT Art Magazine, and elsewhere. She appears on The Drum on ABC TV, various ABC Radio National programs, and runs the monthly “B List Bookclub” at the State Library of New South Wales.

Her first book, Eggshell Skull, was published in June 2018. It won six major awards, including the Biography of the Year at the Australian Book Industry Awards, and received many more listings, including being longlisted for The Stella Prize. Bri’s second book, an essay called Beauty, came out in November 2019.

Bri has received numerous fellowships and residencies, including winning the 2018 Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award at the Queensland Literary Awards. She is now finishing an MPhil in Creative Writing at the University of Queensland.

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