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Stories of O
Code: 119  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Fiction
Friday, May 18 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 4, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Susan Johnson, Nikki Gemmell, Fiona Giles (facilitator)
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Following in the tradition of Anaïs Nin, Nikki Gemmell in With My Body and Susan Johnson in One Hundred Lovers have created female characters whose sexuality is explored in the kind of great detail that far from being prurient, is essential to revealing their true selves. They talk to Fiona Giles.

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Susan Johnson (Australian)

Susan Johnson is a former journalist and author of eight books. She was shortlisted for the 1991 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for the novel Flying Lessons; for the 1994 National Book Council's Banjo Award for the novel A Big Life; and for the 2000 National Biography Award for her memoir, A Better Woman. The Broken Book was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier's Literary Award and the Australian Literary Society Gold Medal Award for an Outstanding Australian Literary Work.

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Nikki Gemmell (Australian)

Nikki Gemmell is the author of seven novels including the international phenomenon The Bride Stripped Bare; her most recent novel, With My Body, is its follow-up. She has also written two non-fiction books: Why You Are Australian and Pleasure: An almanac for the heart. Nikki's narrative style has gained her critical and popular acclaim around the world. After more than 15 years in England working as a journalist for the BBC, she now lives in Sydney with her husband and four children.
 nikkigemmell.com

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Fiona Giles (Australian)

Dr Fiona Giles is a senior lecturer in the department of media and communications at the University of Sydney, where she teaches feature writing, narrative journalism and creative non-fiction. Her research interests encompass journalism and gender studies, the role of pleasure in health promotion, and the sexuality of breastfeeding. Her most recent publication is ‘“Reinstating Pleasure in Reality”: Promoting Breastfeeding Through Ars Erotica’, in Beyond Health, Beyond Choice: Breastfeeding Constraints and Realities.