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Speaking at SLNSW

I've been promoted! Apparently I'm now a member of the B-list which, according the blurb at the State Library of NSW is "an exciting, new style of book club hosted by the award-winning author and avid reader, Bri Lee. Each month Bri will be in conversation with a variety of authors previously shortlisted for one of the Library’s prestigious literary awards. After the talk, you will be invited into the our historic Friends Room to continue the conversation with your fellow readers." Bri Lee is the prize-winning author of Eggshell [...]

2019-11-18T12:04:20+11:00November 18th, 2019|Elizabeth Macarthur, Writing|5 Comments

Finding images for the book

When you pick up a biography, do you first turn to those glossy pages in the middle? The pages with the pictures, the paintings, the maps. The pages that somehow tell you what it is you're going to be reading about. The pages that the author - a person by definition good with words, rather than images - has sweated blood over. Reader, I know of what I speak! When I signed the contract with Text Publishing, my agent carefully pointed out the clause that says I'm responsible for [...]

2018-03-25T00:36:28+11:00December 21st, 2017|Work in Progress, Writing|17 Comments

Australian National Biography Award – Shortlist Announced Today

The State Library of New South Wales (SLNSW) has announced the shortlist for the $25,000 National Biography Award. The award is administered and presented by the State Library of NSW on behalf of the award's benefactor Mr Michael Crouch AO. The Award was established in 1996 by Dr Geoffrey Cains to encourage the highest standards of writing in the fields of biography and autobiography and to promote public interest in these genres. The total prize value is $31,000 – $25,000 for the winner and $1,000 each for shortlisted authors – [...]

2018-03-25T01:04:02+11:00July 3rd, 2017|Writing|10 Comments