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Girl Trouble
Code: 76  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Fiction, Publishing Industry
Friday, May 18 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Toni Jordan, Kathy Lette, Gretel Killeen (facilitator)
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Who took the chick out of the lit? Will we miss all those pink covers and breathless promotional prose?Have girls moved on? Maybe, gasp, become women? Kathy Lette and Toni Jordan talk to Gretel Killeen, who has never written (or read) chick lit, but is keen to find out where women’s fiction is heading.

Gretel Killeen (Australian)

Gretel Killeen is the author of many books for both adults and children, including the My Brother is…series and The Night My Bum Dropped. She is published in Australia, Europe and Canada. After dropping out of law studies, Gretel started her career as a stand-up comic. She has since worked as a voice actor, columnist, radio presenter and was the host of Big Brother Australia for seven years. She has two (almost) grown-up children and lives in Sydney.

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Kathy Lette (International)

Kathy Lette first achieved succès de scandale as a teenager with the novel Puberty Blues. After several years as a newspaper columnist and television sitcom writer in America and Australia, she wrote 10 international bestsellers including Foetal Attraction, Mad Cows and How to Kill Your Husband (and other handy household hints). Her novels have been published in 14 languages. She lives in London with her husband and two children.

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Toni Jordan (Australian)

Toni Jordan’s debut novel, the international bestseller Addition, was shortlisted for the Barbara Jefferis Award and the ABIA General Fiction Book of the Year, longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and won Best Debut Fiction in the Indie Awards. Addition was published in 16 countries. Her second novel, Fall Girl, was published in Australia, the UK, Germany, France and Taiwan. Toni teaches Novel at RMIT University and has written for The Sydney Morning Herald, the Herald Sun and The Monthly.

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