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First Chapters Q&A with J.M. Green

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J.M. Green is a crime writer based in Melbourne’s western suburbs. Her debut novel, Good Money, the first hardboiled-crime novel featuring Stella Hardy, was shortlisted for a 2016 Ned Kelly Award, the Sisters in Crime's Davitt Award for best debut, as well as the 2014 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. She divides her time between writing in her backyard studio and working as a librarian. Shoot Through is the third in the Stella Hardy series, following Too Easy.


J.M. Green will be reading from Shoot Through at First Chapters on Friday 1 November.  
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?
The piece is a conversation between my accidental detective, social worker Stella Hardy, and her long time frenemy Marcus Pugh, minster for justice. Marcus must ask for Stella’s help, something he is uncomfortable doing. She senses this, and makes his suffering worse.
2. How w…

First Chapters Q&A with Meg Mundell

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Meg Mundell is a writer and academic.  The Trespassers (UQP, August 2019) is her second novel. Black Glass (2011) is Meg’s critically acclaimed first novel, and Things I Did for Money (2013) is her debut short story collection. Past day jobs include freelance journalist, policy analyst, nightclub DJ, ventriloquist’s assistant, and deputy editor of The Big Issue Australia.  Meg holds a PhD in creative writing and a BA in psychology and philosophy, and her academic research focuses on place, spatial justice, and narratives of homelessness. Meg also runs the project WeAre Here, which uses creative writing to explore understandings of place with people who have experienced homelessness (www.homelesswriting.org).
Meg will be reading from The Trespassers at First Chapters on Friday 1 November.
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?
I’m still trying to decide which part to read: the discovery of the fi…

First Chapters Q&A with Miriam Sved

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Miriam Sved is an editor and the writer of Game Day and A Universe of Sufficient Size.  Her novella All the Things I Should've Given was a winner of Griffith Review's 2018 Novella Project, and her short fiction has been widely published including in Best Australian Stories, Meanjin and Overland.  She has also been a contributing editor on three feminist anthologies, published by Picador/Pan Macmillan: #MeToo: Stories from the Australian movement, Mothers & Others: Australian writers on why not all women are mothers and not all mothers are the same and Just Between Us: Australian writers tell the truth about female friendship.
Miriam will be reading rom A Universe of Sufficient Size at First Chapters on Friday 1 November.  
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?
The piece I’m reading is from the beginning of my novel A Universe of Sufficient Size. Moving between Brooklyn in 1950 …