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Brief Encounters

Sat 10 Sep, 12pm

Jessica Au and Paul Dalla Rosa have drawn international acclaim for their masterful observational skills, their ability to evoke place and the way their slim masterworks of fiction explore manifold themes. Au's Cold Enough for Snow is a melancholic, dream-like novella of a mother and daughter's trip to Japan that explores the legacy of inherited family traits and trauma. Dalla Rosa's An Exciting and Vivid Inner Life is a short story collection that navigates the spaces between aspiration and delusion, ambition and aimlessness. They are joined in conversation by critic and Liminal editor Leah Jing McIntosh.


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