The Wheeler Centre Gala 2019: Crush: Alison Evans
Alison Evans discuss what's really important: 'hot aliens'.
For our 2019 Gala Night of Storytelling, we invited some of our favourite writers and thinkers to dish about their fictional crush. It may have been a character of page, stage, screen or stereo – or some life-changing, out-of-reach hero of the real world.
Alison Evans is a nonbinary author from Melbourne, Australia, a regular speaker at festivals, schools and events, on writing, gender and sexuality. They are co-editor of Concrete Queers, a maker of zines and a lover of bad movies. Alison's first book, Ida (Echo), established a firm fan base of teens and adults (mostly within the queer community) who loved seeing queer and gender-diverse characters in a fun genre novel.
Their work has been published in various Australian and international magazines, lit journals and zines, and Ida was the winner of the People's Choice Award at the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards.