Festival Program


SL Lim: Real Differences

Sat 31 Aug, 3.30pm
Dandenong Library

Described as Sally Rooney-esque, SL Lim’s Real Differences is filled with unforgettable characters all looking for the answer to the question of what a good life should look like. They discuss this gripping debut with Shu-Ling Chua.

Update to previously advertised information: this event now starts at 3.30pm.

Supported by the City of Greater Dandenong


1 hour

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Session Artists

Shu-Ling Chua has written for Feminartsy, Peril Magazine and Meanjin, among others. She is working on a collection of essays on coming of age as a young Asian-Australian woman and is a 2018 Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow. Her work focuses on sex, culture, femininity and growing up.

SL Lim was born in Singapore, moved to Sydney at the age of one, and has spent a good part of their life toggling back and forth. Their second novel Revenge will be published by Transit Lounge in 2020. They have lived in Slovakia for a bit, hates injustice, heterosexuality, the family, and the nation state, and has two pet birds almost as old as they are.

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