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Main Program | Women in Fiction

29 Oct 2022 16:30 - 17:30
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What are the challenges faced by females writing in male-populated genres? Does gender-based discrimination still exist, or has it shifted? Diana Reid, author of Love & Virtue, Ramayda Akmal author, and Indonesian scholar, and Kirstin Chen, author of the recent novel Counterfeit, discuss their work and experience through the lens of gender.

Apa tantangan yang dihadapi oleh perempuan yang menulis dalam genre yang biasanya diisi oleh laki-laki? Apakah diskriminasi berbasis gender masih ada atau sudah bergeser? Penulis Love & Virtue, Diana Reid, penulis Indonesia Ramayda Akmal, dan penulis novel terbaru Counterfeit, Kirstin Chen, membahas karya dan pengalaman mereka melalui lensa gender.


Annika Blau

Annika Blau is a Sydney-based journalist and editor with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, specializing in long-form storytelling. She has worked as a digital editor for ABC Radio National and pushed …

Kirstin Chen

Kirstin Chen is The New York Times best-selling author of three novels. Her latest, Counterfeit, is a Reese Witherspoon book club pick, a Roxane Gay book club pick, and a …

Diana Reid

Diana Reid is a writer based in Sydney. Her debut novel, Love & Virtue, was an Australian bestseller and winner of the Book of the Year Award of the Australian Book …

Ramayda Akmal

Ramayda Akmal completed her doctoral studies at the University of Hamburg in 2022. She is a lecturer at the Faculty of Humanities, Gadjah Mada University. Her works include the novel …

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