Tue, 22 Mar|
The Women's Club
Jessica Au in conversation with Mireille Juchau
The Rose Scott Women Writers’ Festival presents Jessica Au in conversation with Mireille Juchau.
Time & Location
22 Mar 2022, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The Women's Club, 179 Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
About The Event
The Rose Scott Women Writers’ Festival presents Jessica Au in conversation with Mireille Juchau. The inaugural winner of The Novel Prize, Jessica Au’s novel will be published by Giramondo (Australia) Fitzcarraldo (U.K) and New Directions (U.S). in February. A daughter and mother travel to Tokyo in autumn. How much is spoken between them, how much thought but unspoken? Jessica Au’s novel creates an enveloping atmosphere of tenderness and distance. ‘So calm and clear and deep, I wished it would go on forever.’ Helen Garner ‘Rarely have I been so moved, reading a book: I love the quiet beauty of Cold Enough for Snow and how, within its calm simplicity, Jessica Au camouflages incredible power.' Edouard Louis Jessica Au is a writer based in Melbourne. She studied arts/law at the University of Melbourne and has worked as deputy editor at the journal Meanjin. Her first novel, Cargo (2011), was published by Picador and was highly commended in the Kathleen Mitchell Award. Cold Enough for Snow is Jessica’s second novel. Mireille Juchau is a Sydney-based novelist, essayist and critic. Her third novel, The World Without Us, was shortlisted for the 2016 Stella Prize and won the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Fiction. In 2020 she won the Walkley-Pascall Prize for her arts criticism which is published internationally. Mireille was formerly fiction editor of HEAT Magazine, has a PhD in literature and is an Honorary Affiliate, Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney Bookings are essential for both In Club and Zoom.