First Chapters with J.M. Green, Meg Mundell & Miriam Sved
On the first Friday night of each month, Brunswick Bound Upstairs hosts a night of local author readings.
It's your chance to discover a new author and for authors to discover new audiences.
In November the event will feature authors J.M. Green (Shoot Through), Meg Mundell (The Trespassers) and Miriam Sved ( A Universe of Sufficient Size).
Each author will read from their work and there will be a short Q&A afterwards.
Light refreshments will be served at the event.
J.M. Green is a crime writer based in Melbourne’s western suburbs. Her debut novel, Good Money, the first hardboiled-crime novel featuring Stella Hardy, was shortlisted for a 2016 Ned Kelly Award, the Sisters in Crime's Davitt Award for best debut, as well as the 2014 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. She divides her time between writing in her backyard studio and working as a librarian. Shoot Through is the third in the Stella Hardy series, following Too Easy.
Miriam Sved is an editor and the writer of Game Day and A Universe of Sufficient Size. Her novella All the Things I Should’ve Given was a winner of Griffith Review’s 2018 Novella Project, and her short fiction has been widely published, including in Best Australian Stories, Meanjin and Overland. She has also been a contributing editor on three feminist anthologies published by Picador/Pan Macmillan: #MeToo: Stories from the Australian movement, Mothers & Others: Australian writers on why not all women are mothers and not all mothers are the same and Just Between Us: Australian writers tell the truth about female friendship.
Meg Mundell is a writer and academic. The Trespassers (UQP, August 2019) is her second novel. Black Glass (2011) is Meg’s critically acclaimed first novel, and Things I Did for Money (2013) is her debut short story collection. Past day jobs include freelance journalist, policy analyst, nightclub DJ, ventriloquist’s assistant, and deputy editor of The Big Issue Australia. Meg holds a PhD in creative writing and a BA in psychology and philosophy, and her academic research focuses on place, spatial justice, and narratives of homelessness. Meg also runs the project ‘We Are Here’, which uses creative writing to explore understandings of place with people who have experienced homelessness (www.homelesswriting.org).
Check out the Brunswick Bound blog to read our First Chapters Q&A with each of these authors and our website for other First Chapters event details.
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