The B list bookclub

Acclaimed author Bri Lee speaks with the authors of her favourite new books.

Bri Lee holding book The Three Burials of Lotty Kneen

The B List with Krissy Kneen

Author Krissy Kneen joins the B List book club to talk about her novel The Three Burials of Lotty Kneen.

Bri Lee holding book Who is Paige Clark?

The B List with Paige Clark

Paige Clark joins the B List book club to talk about her short story collection She Is Haunted, with themes of identity, heartbreak, and connection.

Bri Lee holding up book Car Crash: a memoir by Lech Blaine

The B List with Lech Blaine

Bri speaks with exceptional writer Lech Blaine about his stunning debut Car Crash: a memoir, an account of grief, perseverance and courage.

B list with Amani Haydar

The B List with Amani Haydar

Author of The Mother Wound, Amani Haydar joins Bri Lee for an honest and intimate conversation on abuse, loss, identity and resilience.

The B List with Fiona Murphy

Author Fiona Murphy joins Bri Lee to talk about her debut memoir, The Shape of Sound. 

The B list with Emily Maguire

The B List with Emily Maguire

Acclaimed author Emily Maguire joins Bri Lee to talk about her latest novel Love Objects

The B List with Robbie Arnott

Author Robbie Arnott joins Bri Lee to talk about his new novel, The Rain Heron, a story of love, violence and redemption.

B List with Bri Lee & Alice Procter

The B List with Alice Procter

Join Bri as she talks to Alice Procter about her latest book Through The Whole Picture, where Alice asks is it possible to ‘decolonise’ our galleries?

B List with Bri Lee & Rebecca Starford

The B List with Rebecca Starford

Rebecca Starford will join Bri to discuss her page-turning World War Two spy thriller The Imitator, based on true events.

The B List with Tanya Plibersek

Bri welcomes the Hon. Tanya Plibersek MP to discuss a timely collection of essays in Upturn: A Better Normal after COVID-19.

The B List with Rumaan Alam

Rumaan Alam joins Bri to talk about Leave the World Behind, a story of two families forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong.

The B List with Patrick Mullins

Patrick Mullins joins Bri to discuss The Trials of Portnoy, the first full account of an audacious publishing decision that forced the end of literary censorship in Australia.

The B List with Rebecca Giggs

Bri will be joined by Rebecca Giggs to discuss her debut Fathoms: The World in the Whale, which reveals what whales can teach us.

The B List with Bri Lee and Caoilinn Hughes video

The B List with Caoilinn Hughes

Bri will be joined by Caoilinn Hughes discussing her new novel, The Wild Laughter, which examines the consequences of one life-changing decision

The B List with Jessie Tu

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 Sanam Maher

Bri is in conversation with Sanam Maher, author of A Woman Like Her: The Short Life of Qandeel Baloch which pieces together the life of Qandeel Baloch.

The B List with Liz Allen

Bri welcomes Liz Allen to discuss The Future of Us: Demography Gets a Makeover, which looks beyond births, deaths and marriages and gives us an understanding of Australia’s population.

Author Bri Lee with Sand Talk

The B List with Tyson Yunkaporta

Bri welcomes Tyson Yunkaporta who discusses his remarkable book Sand Talk, which provides a template for living.

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The B List with Donna Ward

Bri welcomes Donna Ward who discusses She, I Dare Not Name, a collection of fiercely intelligent, deeply intimate, lyrical reflections on the life of a woman who stands on the threshold between two millennia. 

Author Bri Lee next to white bookshelf

The B List books in isolation

Bri Lee talks about the books she's been reading in isolation, including works by Sheila Heti, Erin Hortle, and Virginia Woolf.


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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