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First Chapters Q&A with Ruby Murray

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Ruby Murray is a writer and journalist whose work has appeared in many publications including The Saturday Paper, Time Out, Meanjin, Dumbo Feather and Griffith Review.  She was selected as a SMH Best Young Novelist for her debut novel Running Dogs, which was also shortlisted in the 2013 NSW Premier's Literary Awards.

Ruby will be reading at First Chapters on Friday 3 August from her novel The Biographer's Lover.



We asked Ruby some general bookish questions to get to know her better and here is what she had to say.

1. Brunswick Bound has asked you to read a chapter from your published work.  Tell us what we can expect from the chapter you have chosen?

This will be my first reading from The Biographer’s Lover. The novel hits the shelves that same week. So I either haven’t decided, or it’s a secret. The novel is about the an artist who didn’t go to a war, but still became one of the most famous war artists in the country; Australia sends official war artists to every war we fight. I…

First Chapters Q&A with Julia Prendergast

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"Julia Prendergast is a real writer who writes about real life". Bruce Pascoe

Julia Prendergast has a PhD in Writing and Literature and is a lecturer in Writing and Literature at Swinburne University in Melbourne. 
Julia will be reading at First Chapters on Friday 3 August from her novel The Earth Does Not Get Fat.

We asked Julia some general bookish questions to get to know her better.

1. Brunswick Bound has asked you to read a chapter from your published work.  Tell us what we can expect from the chapter you have chosen?Sowing the Wind’ is the first chapter I wrote towards The Earth DoesNot Get Fat. This chapter appears towards the end of the novel. The characters in this story would not leave me alone and so it became a novel in stories. Many chapters, including this one, are published as standalone short stories. The novel is a fractured narrative, in multiple first person voices. The setting of the chapter is the seaside—Mornington Peninsula foreshore. Annie’s children…

First Chapters Q&A with Koraly Dimitriadis

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Koraly Dimitriadis is a widely published and acclaimed Cypriot-Australian poet, writer, actor and performer.  She is a hard-hitting writer of non-fiction and fiction who explores themes such as feminism, sexuality and culture while challenging the traditional norms of literature and art.
Koraly will be reading at First Chapters on Friday 3 August from her book Love & Fuck Poems.



1. Brunswick Bound has asked you to read a piece from your published work.  Tell us what we can expect from the piece you have chosen?
Since my story, Love and Fuck Poems, is told through poetry, I will be performing my poetry, so expect rawness of a Greek tragedy.
2. How would you describe the kind of books that you write?
My upcoming poetry book is Just Give Me The Pills, which is also a novel-in-verse like Love and Fuck Poems, but I have also adapted these two books into a theatre show KORALY: “I say the wrong things all the time” and I have also created short films of my poems, so my poetry lives in man…