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June: Spotlight on Queensland

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Find it hard to keep up with The Next Big Thing in books and writing? We’re here to help. The Next Big Thing is all about showcasing exciting new writers – those we believe are ones to watch.

Each month, we’ll focus on a different Australian state or territory. We started with our home base of Victoria in March, New South Wales in April, and South Australia in May. In June, it’s Queensland’s turn.

This is a golden opportunity to discover the work of writers hand-picked by us from around Australia, in the cosy surrounds of The Moat, where you can enjoy a drink and a bite as you’re entertained and enlightened.

These are the literary stars of tomorrow. Come and hear from them today. 

In June, meet Queensland writers Trent Jamieson, Bri Lee, Sally Piper and Sarah Holland-Batt.

Featuring

Trent Jamieson

Trent Jamieson is a teacher, bookseller and writer of science fiction and fantasy, including the Death Works series. He has twice won Aurealis Awards for his short stories. He lives in Brisbane.

Bri Lee

Bri Lee is an author and freelance writer. Her journalism has appeared in publications such as The Monthly, The Saturday Paper, Guardian Australia and Crikey. Her first book, Eggshell Skull, won Biography of the Year at the ABIA Awards, the People’s Choice Award at the Victorian Premier’... Read more

Sally Piper

Sally Piper’s debut novel, Grace’s Table, was shortlisted for the 2011 Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards in the Emerging Queensland Author category. She has had short stories, poetry and non-fiction articles published in Australia and the UK, appearing in writing journals, literary... Read more

Sarah Holland-Batt

Sarah Holland-Batt was born in Southport, Queensland. She is the recipient of the WG Walker Memorial Fulbright Scholarship, Yaddo and MacDowell fellowships, and an Australia Council Literature Residency at the BR Whiting Studio in Rome, among other honours. Her first book Aria (UQP, 2008) ... Read more

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