Amy Jones, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, Suzana Tratnik and Charlotte Wood will talk about female character portrayals in literature and the consequences of women pushing social boundaries with NOW Magazine’s Susan G. Cole. This event will be hosted by Sheniz Janmohamed.
Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan was born in Singapore and is a New York-based journalist and author of A Tiger in the Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family, and edited the fiction anthology Singapore Noir. She has been a staff writer at the Wall Street Journal, InStyle magazine, and the Baltimore Sun. She is presenting Sarong Party Girls. Supported by the National Arts Council of Singapore
Suzana Tratnik is a writer, translator, publicist, and sociologist. She has published six short-story collections, two novels (My Name is Damjan and Third World), a play, and three works of nonfiction. Tratnik was one of the founders of the LGBT-rights movement in 1980s Yugoslavia and was instrumental in creating one of Eastern Europe’s most vibrant alternative cultural scenes before the fall of the Berlin Wall. In 2007 she was awarded the Prešeren Foundation Prize, one of Slovenia’s most prestigious literary awards. She will present her collection of short stories Games with Greta. Supported by the Slovenian Book Agency
Charlotte Wood is the author of five novels and two books of non-fiction. The Natural Way of Things won the 2016 Stella Prize and the Indie Book of the Year and Indie Fiction Book of the Year prizes, was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin and other prizes. Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts