Let’s Talk About Sex: Sex in Words
Join reigning queen of erotic fiction Krissy Kneen, Kate Belle (author of The Yearning and prolific blogger at The Ecstasy Files), with John Purcell (aka Natasha Walker – author of The Secret Lives of Emma trilogy) and host Kate Holden to discuss erotica, alternative sexualities and how to live your sexual fantasies through the art of fiction.
Fifty Shades of Grey not only sat erotica on everyone’s laps, but also opened the floodgates for purveyors of literary lewdness everywhere. The proliferation of erotic fiction has yet to reach its peak, with thousands of online communities trading in every kind of sexual fantasy conceivable to man, woman and dinosaur alike.
To what extent has the normalisation of erotica given sexual fantasies free reign on the Internet, and in some cases on the page? Are we finally accustomed to reading a form of writing that has existed since the first printing presses?
Krissy Kneen is an award-winning writer and a beloved member of the Australian literary community. She has written memoir, poetry and fiction, and her latest novel An Uncertain Grace, was shortlisted for the Stella Prize in 2018.
Her other work includes Affection, Steeplechase, Triptych and The Adventures of Holly White and the Incredible Sex Machine. Krissy’s new novel, Wintering, will be published in September 2018.
She lives in Brisbane.
John Purcell (aka Natasha Walker) is the author of The Secret Lives of Emma trilogy published by Random House Australia.
Kate Belle is an author of challenging love stories. The Yearning and Being Jade (Simon & Schuster) received rave reviews.
Her short story, 'Cool Change', won the 2011 Southern Cross Literary Award and the script by the same name received a highly commended in the 2012 Fellowship of Australian Writers Awards.
Kate Holden is the author of the memoirs In My Skin: A memoir and The Romantic: Italian nights and days. She wrote a long-running column for the Age and has published features, reviews, essays and short stories in all the major Australian journals and newspapers.