Kavita Bedford - Friends & Dark Shapes
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About The Event
We're delighted to celebrate the launch of Kavita Bedford's debut novel, Friends & Dark Shapes.
It is a novel of love and loss, of constancy and change. Most of all, it is about looking for connection in an estranged world.
Kavita will appear in conversation with acclaimed author Bri Lee.
Join us for a what is bound to be a fabulous discussion.
This is a FREE event. RSVP is essential as numbers are limited.
About the Book
A group of friends moves into a share house in Redfern. They are all on the cusp of thirty and big life changes, navigating insecure employment and housing, second-generation identity, online dating and social alienation—and one of them, our narrator, has just lost her father.
How do you inhabit a space where the landscape is shifting around you, when your sense of self is unravelling? What meaning does time have in the midst of grief?
Through emotionally rich vignettes tinged with humour, Friends & Dark Shapes sketches the contours of contemporary life. It is a novel of love and loss, of constancy and change. Most of all, it is about looking for connection in an estranged world.
About the Author
Kavita Bedford is an Australian-Indian writer with a background in journalism, anthropology and literature. Her writing has appeared in Guernica, the Guardian and Griffith Review, and she was a recent Churchill Fellow exploring migrant narratives. She works and teaches in Sydney in media and global studies.
About the Moderator
Bri Lee is an author and freelance writer who has written investigative journalism, opinion, short fiction, essays, and arts criticism. She was the 2020 Copyright Agency x UTS Writer-in-Residence. Her books are Eggshell Skull (2018) and Beauty (2019). Her latest book Brains will be out in 2021.
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