This week Cheryl is joined by Tessa Lunney, author of April in Paris, 1921 – a fabulous new book about Kiki Button, gossip columnist extraordinaire, and her adventures in French high society. The big theme this week is Women Writing Women – the rise of authentic female voices in Australian literature. They talk about the importance of female representation, and how women are shaping literature as both writers and readers.
Podcast guest: Tessa Lunney
Tessa Lunney is a novelist and poet who lives in Sydney. In 2016, she won the prestigious Griffith University Josephine Ulrick Prize for Literature for her book, Chess and Dragonflies. The same year, A Room of Her Own Foundation Orlando Prize for Fiction for her story, Those Ebola Burners Them. In 2013, Lunney graduated from the University of Western Sydney with a Doctorate of Creative Arts that explored silence in Australian war fiction. The following year, she was awarded an Australia Council ArtStart grant for literature. Her poetry, fiction and reviews have been published in Best Australian Poems 2014, Southerly, Cordite, Griffith Review and the Australian Book Review among others.