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Thu, 28 July


Better Read Than Dead

Women I Know by Katerina Gibson - Book Launch

Join Katerina Gibson and Madeleine Gray in-conversation to celebrate the debut release of Women I Know.

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Women I Know by Katerina Gibson - Book Launch
Women I Know by Katerina Gibson - Book Launch

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28 July 2022, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Better Read Than Dead, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia


About The Event

Unpicking the stitches of gender and genre, the stories in this searing, funny, haunting debut explore how our ideas of womanhood shape us, and what they cost us.  ‘My God darling—the women I know.’  A young woman tries to cheat her algorithm, creating a wholesome online persona while her ‘real’ life dissipates. A grandmother speaks to her granddaughter through the fog of generations. Two lovers divide over alternative meat options. A factory worker fits eyes in companion dolls until she is called on to install her own.  The women I know are sharp, absurd, sly, wrong, wry, repressed, hungry, horny, bold, envious, dominating, uncertain, overdetermined, underpaid, bored, smart, crystalizing, themselves.   A burning talent with growing international recognition, Katerina Gibson’s work has appeared in Granta, Kill Your Darlings, Overland and elsewhere. She is the Pacific regional winner of the 2021 Commonwealth Short Story Prize and recipient of the Felix Meyer Scholarship.

About Katerina

Katerina Gibson was born in 1994. She is a writer and a bookseller living in Naarm. Her stories have appeared in Granta,Overland, The Lifted Brow, Island Online, Going Down Swinging, the Meanjin blog and the Kill Your Darlings 2020 New Australian Fiction anthology. Most recently, her short story ‘Fertile Soil’ was the Pacific regional winner of the 2021 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Katerina is a 2021 Felix Meyer Scholar.

About Madeleine

Madeleine Gray is a writer and critic from Sydney. Her debut novel, Green Dot, is forthcoming with Allen & Unwin in 2023. She was a 2021 Finalist for the Walkley Pascall Prize for Arts Criticism, and has written for such publications as Overland, Meanjin, The Monthly, SRB, and the TLS. She has an MSt in English Literature from the University of Oxford and is a current doctoral candidate at the University of Manchester.


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