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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 & Tanya Plibersek

26 November 2020

Join us for a cracking final B List for 2020! After such a tumultuous year, the B List welcomes the Hon. Tanya Plibersek MP to the Library to discuss Upturn: A Better Normal after COVID-19.

The B List with Bri Lee & Rumaan Alam

11 November 2020

Rumaan Alam joins the B List book club to talk about his suspenseful and provocative third novel, Leave the World Behind. A story of two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong.

The B List with Bri Lee & Rebecca Giggs

24 September 2020

Bri Lee will be joined by Rebecca Giggs to discuss her debut book, Fathoms: The World in the Whale. Described as a gorgeous meditation on the awe-inspiring lives of whales, the book reveals what whales can teach us about ourselves, our planet and our connection to other species.

The B List with Bri Lee & Patrick Mullins

29 October 2020

Join Bri and award winning author Patrick Mullins to discuss his new book, The Trials of Portnoy. Fifty years after the event, Patrick Mullins has written the first full account of an audacious publishing decision that — with the help of booksellers and readers around the country — forced the end of literary censorship in Australia.

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 book explores female desire and the consequences of wanting too much.

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.

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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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