Festival Program

City Program

The Cost of Concealment

Sat 11 Sep, 12pm
State Library Victoria, Create Quarter

Critically acclaimed author Krissy Kneen discusses her captivating work of memoir about confronting secrets, stigma and shame, in conversation with Nadia Bailey. An award-winning writer, Kneen’s The Three Burials of Lotty Kneen details her quest to understand herself and her forebears, and how we inherit our flesh and fears. 

Unfortunately due to COVID-19 border restrictions, Fiona Murphy is no longer appearing in this event.


1 hour

Event artists

Nadia Bailey is a writer and editor from Melbourne. She was the recipient of the 2020 National Library of Australia's Creative Arts Fellowship for Australian Writing and the 2019 UNESCO Kraków City of Literature Creative Fellowship. She is working on her first novel.

Krissy Kneen is an award-winning author of fiction, poetry and non-fiction, including An Uncertain Grace, which was shortlisted for the Stella Prize. She has written and directed broadcast television documentaries and is the current Copyright Agency Ltd Non-fiction Fellow. The Three Burials of Lotty Kneen is her latest book.

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