The Memories We InheritSun 12 Sep, 12pm
State Library Victoria, Village Roadshow Theatrette
In their latest books, Sam van Zweden (Eating with My Mouth Open) and Krissy Kneen (The Three Burials of Lotty Kneen) excavate memory to pursue truths about their own flesh and blood and pay homage to their family, while making poignant statements about what we inherit in our bodies, our minds and our sense of self. They join ABC RN’s Sarah L’Estrange to speak about how their genre-bending works weave together different forms of storytelling to reveal the underpinnings of their very identities.
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.
Sarah L'Estrange loves nothing more than to read a book and interview the author, and she gets to do it every week in her current role producing The Book Show, ABC Radio National.
Sam van Zweden is a Melbourne-based writer interested in memory, food, mental health and the body. Her debut book, Eating with my Mouth Open, won the 2019 KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award, and is available now.