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Feminartsy Author Conversations - Laura Kean McKay

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Join Founder of Feminartsy, Zoya Patel for an insightful chat with award-winning author of The Animals In That Country, Laura Jean McKay!

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The Feminartsy Author Conversations series will bring some of Australia's most innovative, exciting and talented women and gender diverse authors into your home, for online in-conversation events.

Join author and founder of Feminartsy, Zoya Patel, for an insightful conversation with award winning author of The Animals In That Country, Laura Jean McKay.

The Animals in That Country has taken the literary scene by storm, racking up numerous prize nominations, wins and shortlists, and clearly connecting with readers in a deep way.

What was the process of writing this book like? How did Laura navigate released a book about a pandemic during an actual global pandemic? And what is the message of this book, when it comes to our connection and relationship with animals and the natural world?

Don't miss this chance to hear from one of Australia's most exciting literary talents, all from the comfort of your own home!

About Laura

Laura Jean McKay is the author of The Animals in That Country (Scribe 2020) — winner of The Victorian Prize for Literature and Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Fiction 2021. She is also the author of Holiday in Cambodia (Black Inc., 2013). Laura is a lecturer in Creative Writing at Massey University.

About Zoya

Zoya Patel is the award-winning author of No Country Woman, a memoir of race, religion and feminism. She is also the founder of feminist literary organisation, Feminartsy and co-host of the Margin Notes podcast alongside Yen Eriksen.

Zoya has won numerous awards for her writing and editing, and has been published widely, including in The Guardian, the Australian Financial Review, ABC, SBS, Junkee, Overland, Meanjin, Sydney Morning Herald and more. She was a 2020 judge for the Stella Prize, and is the Chair of the 2021 Stella Prize Judging Panel. Zoya is also on the Board of the ACT Writers Centre.

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