The Only Gay Book in the Village

The Only Gay Book in the Village

What makes a piece of writing gay? The author? The subject matter? The characters? Is Queer literature alive and well in Australia and what value is there in identifying it as such?

In a discussion led by Sophie Cunningham, William Yang, Fiona McGregor and Benjamin Law assess how central sexuality is to their work and the attention that it receives.

Who?

Portrait of William Yang

William Yang

William Yang is a writer and visual artist.

Portrait of Fiona McGregor

Fiona McGregor

Fiona McGregor is a Sydney writer and artist working across a range of disciplines including writing, performance, video and installation.

Portrait of Sophie Cunningham

Sophie Cunningham

Sophie Cunningham is the author of five books, the most recent of which is City of Trees: Essays on Life, Death & the Need for a Forest. She is a former publisher, former editor of Meanjin, former Chair of the Literature Board of the Australia Council and was a co-founder of The Stella Prize. She is an Adjunct Professor with RMIT's Non/fiction lab.

Portrait of Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law writes books, TV screenplays, columns, essays and feature journalism. He’s the author of the memoir The Family Law (2010), the travel book Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012) – both nominated for Australian Book Industry Awards – and the Quarterly Essay on Safe Schools, Moral Panic 101 (2017). The Family Law is now also an award-winning TV series for SBS, which Benjamin created and co-writes.

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