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Podcast: Labours of Love

I wanted to make a point to readers that we are just like everyone else. Which is to say, we are just as complicated as anyone else…And if you realise we are just like you, whoever you are, then how can you justify treating us differently?

– Tracey Lien


Authors Tracey Lien (All That’s Left Unsaidand Nina Wan (The Albatrossgripped readers across the country with their spectacular debut novels on family, love and identity.

Listen in as ABC RN’s Sarah L’Estrange (The Book Show) joins Lien and Wan for a wide-ranging conversation on the craft of storytelling and power of representation. Together, they discuss early influences on their writing (The Baby-sitters Club, Dolly Magazine and Judge Judy, to name a few); what it means to have ‘conditional citizenship’; the poetry of golf; and the need for more Asian thirst traps.

Recorded live at Melbourne Writers Festival 2023 

This event was presented in partnership with ABC RN

This event was proudly supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund

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