May 15, 2017
In our season one finale, satirist Julie Koh joins us to discuss switching careers, experimental short fiction, and whether satire can change the world when it feels like the world is satirising itself. Plus, a bonus for our listeners – the audio of Julie’s reading at the Emerging Writers’ Festival 2017 Program Launch.
Links to topics discussed:
- Portable Curiosities and Capital Misfits by Julie
- Julie’s ‘What I’m Reading‘ column in Meanjin
Kanganoulipo on Twitter
‘Satirists Rising: Portable Curiosities and the New Wave‘, Julie’s article in Kill Your Darlings
Alan Vaarwerk’s review of Portable Curiosities for Readings
- ‘Meet the Woke Misogynist‘ on Fusion
- ‘Man not yet revealed to be serial abuser bravely denounces man revealed to be serial abuser‘ on Reductress
Shout out to:
- The Emerging Writers’ Festival 2017 Program
- Pencilled In, Issue 1: ‘Fear and Hope’
- Rioko Tega’s label TEGA+BONIKO – Julie’s collaborator, muse and personal dresser
Julie also mentioned the following lit journals:
Julie Koh is a Sydney-based writer. She quit a career in corporate law to pursue writing, and her short stories have appeared in The Best Australian Stories and Best Australian Comedy Writing. Julie has written two short-story collections, Capital Misfits and Portable Curiosities. The latter has been shortlisted for the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction, the Steele Rudd Award in the Queensland Literary Awards, and the UTS Glenda Adams Award in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. Portable Curiosities was also one of The Guardian’s Best Australian Books of 2016, an Australian Book Review 2016 Book of the Year, a Sydney Morning Herald Daily Life feminist reading pick of 2016, and a Feminist Writers Festival Best Feminist Book of 2016. Julie is the editor of BooksActually’s Gold Standard and a founding member of Kanganoulipo.