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Family Matters

Fri 9 Sep, 3pm

Internationally bestselling novelist Toni Jordan and highly acclaimed debut author Jackie Bailey have each penned new books that tackle family, love and loss with a deftly deployed sense of humour. They speak with Mimi Kwa (House of Kwa) about their sharply comic expressions of family relationships, the kindnesses and defensiveness exchanged by relatives, and the layers of love and caring that constitute a family. Jordan’s Dinner with the Schnabels is a biting comedy of love and marriage, praised as a ‘funny, warm [and] delightful novel’; by Liane Moriarty. Bailey’s The Eulogy is a propulsive work of autofiction about death and grief, lauded by Alice Pung as ‘brutal and funny and full of love’.


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