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Beth Yahp


Beth Yahp’s fiction and creative non-fiction include: The Red Pearl and Other Stories; a memoir Eat First, Talk Later, shortlisted for the 2018 Adelaide Festival Award for Literature (Non-Fiction) and a prize-winning novel, The Crocodile Fury. Beth wrote the libretto for composer Liza Lim’s opera Moon Spirit Feasting, which won the APRA Award for Best Classical Composition in 2003. Her current projects include ‘Living Archives: Life Writing with Personal Objects’ in collaboration with Malaysia Design Archive, a series of essays on life in Reformasi Malaysia and a book of Small Pleasures set in Sydney, Kuala Lumpur and Honolulu. Beth will feature in the Seymour Centre’s production of ‘performance lectures’ titled Art + Information: Exploding Stars, Small Pleasures and the Humble Oyster in November 2022. She lectures in Creative Writing in the Department of English, University of Sydney.

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