21 August 2012
Eat Me author to touch on 50 shades
Linda Jaivin, acclaimed author and RMIT StoriesNOW Creator-in-Residence, will deliver a free public lecture in Melbourne tonight.
The author of eight books, including six novels, will speak on what it means to be a writer in a world obsessed with tweets, blogs and Fifty Shades of Whatevs.
She will talk about the importance to the writer of solitude, serendipity and unsocial media.
Ms Jaivin is the author of five bestselling novels and a novella, including the comic-erotic cult classic Eat Me and her most recent book, A Most Immoral Woman.
Her novel The Infernal Optimist was shortlisted for the Australian Literary Society Gold Medal in 2007.
She has also published countless short stories and essays and has had several plays produced for the stage.
Ms Jaivin is a translator (from Chinese), essayist and writer on Chinese politics and culture, which she studied at university before spending nine years in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China, studying Chinese and then working as a journalist.
Her previous books on China include the nonfiction The Monkey and the Dragon and New Ghosts, Old Dreams: Chinese Rebel Voices, an anthology of translations co-edited with Geremie Barmé.
She is a visiting fellow in the School of Culture, History and Language at the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University.
The RMIT Creator-in-Residence program is supported through the Copyright Agency Limited (CAL's) Cultural Fund.
The lecture, The Writer in an Age of Graphomania, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm is at the State Library of Victoria Conference Centre, Village Roadshow Theatrette, Entry 3, 179 La Trobe Street, Melbourne.
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