Labours of LoveSun 7 May, 10.30am
State Library Village Roadshow Theatrette
The gripping debuts of Australian novelists Tracey Lien and Nina Wan offer singular insight into themes of family, love, duty and identity.
Lien’s literary thriller All That’s Left Unsaid charts the aftermath of a shocking murder in 1990s Cabramatta, earning praise as ‘an unforgettable debut, utterly compelling from start to finish’ (Liane Moriarty). Wan’s The Albatross unfurls the story of a teetering marriage into a broader exploration of love and belonging, drawing acclaim as ‘a spectacularly good book; funny, tense, observant, and equipped with a truly memorable heroine’ (Annabel Crabb).
See them in conversation with ABC RN’s Sarah L’Estrange (The Book Show).
In partnership with ABC RN
Proudly supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund
Sarah L'Estrange has worked in arts broadcasting at ABC RN for over 15 years. She currently produces The Book Show and has interviewed many Australian and international authors.
Tracey Lien was born and raised in southwestern Sydney, Australia. She earned her MFA at the University of Kansas and was previously a reporter for the Los Angeles Times. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. All That's Left ...
Nina Wan is a former journalist at The Australian Financial Review. The Albatross is her first work of fiction. She was born in Shanghai and moved to Australia as a child. She lives in Melbourne.