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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 Krissy Kneen

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

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.

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.

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

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

Upcoming events in this series


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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