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Queer women’s sexuality has been represented in fiction for centuries, from the poetry of Sappho to Gertrude Stein to Sarah Waters. Are there common themes in these representations? Why is it important for readers across the spectrum of sexuality, but especially queer readers, to encounter queer women in fiction? And what are some of the books that have been most important to queer female writers? We’re joined by Fiona McGregor (Indelible Ink), Karina Quinn and Rebecca Jessen.

Hosted by Emma Ayres.

 

Featuring

Rebecca Jessen

Rebecca Jessen was born in Orange and grew up in Western Sydney. In 2011 she graduated from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in creative writing. In 2012 Rebecca won the State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award for her short story Gap. In 2013 she won the Q... Read more

Quinn Eades

Quinn Eades is a researcher, writer, and poet whose work lies at the nexus of feminist and queer theories of the body, autobiography, and philosophy. Eades is published nationally and internationally, and is the author of all the beginnings: a queer autobiography of the body, and Rallying. Eades is ... Read more

Eddie Ayres

Eddie Ayres is a writer, music teacher and broadcaster. He was born on the White Cliffs of Dover and began playing violin when he was eight years old. He studied music in Manchester, Berlin and London, played viola professionally in the UK and Hong Kong and moved to Australia in 2003. Eddie is the p... Read more

Fiona McGregor

Fiona McGregor is a Sydney writer and artist working across a range of disciplines including writing, performance, video and installation. She writes novels, essays, articles and reviews, and has published 5 books. Her latest is the bestselling novel Indelible Ink published by Scribe in June 2010. H... Read more

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