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Khin Myint in Conversation


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Join us to hear former Next Chapter recipient Khin Myint in conversation with Alice Pung as they discuss Myint's Fragile Creatures.

About the Event

Fragile Creatures is a family story told with humour, wonderment and complete honesty. This is a book about what happens when realities clash – it’s about care, truth and the hardest choices. It will sweep you up and leave you stunned at its power.


Presented in partnership with Readings.


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About the Book

Khin Myint will be signing books after the event.  


The bookseller for this event is Readings.


Khin Myint

Khin Myint is an Australian-Burmese writer from Perth. His debut memoir, Fragile Creatures, is about how his family tackled his sister’s wish to die as she fought a non-terminal illness. Set in the world’s most isolated city, events take him and his mother to other countries as they search f... Read more

Alice Pung

Alice Pung OAM is the author of the bestselling memoirs Unpolished Gem and Her Father’s Daughter, and the essay collection Close to Home, as well as the editor of the anthologies Growing Up Asian in Australia and My First Lesson. Her debut novel Laurinda won the Ethel Turner Prize at the 2016 NSW ... Read more


Readings - Carlton

Woiwurrung Country, 309 Lygon St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053

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