Some of the scenes described actually turned me on. — Times Literary Supplement


Are you in Brisbane this February? Come see me talk at QAGOMA (Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art) in Brisbane on Thursday 21 February @ 6:30pm on my essay in the February issue of Australian Foreign Affairs about the challenges, benefits and issues surrounding Australian cultural engagement with China. It’s FREE, but you need to book: or call 07 3735 5322. Doors open at 6 pm. Venue: Cinema B, Gallery of Modern Art, Stanley Place, South Bank, Brisbane. Hope to see you there. And do say hello!

(The session is hosted by Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University, the Australian Centre of Asia-Pacific Art (ACAPA), Queensland Art Gallery I Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) and Australian Foreign Affairs.)

Listen to my 4-part ABC Radio National documentary, on arts criticism.

1 The Critic is Dead, Long Live the Critic

Everyone’s a Critic

3 Small Pond

4 Criticism in Crisis

I melted down at the Museum of Ice Cream in Los Angeles. Read all about it in the Saturday Paper.

About me

Linda Jaivin is an Australian writer, the author of eleven books (seven novels and four books of non-fiction including the Quarterly Essay Found in Translation: In Praise of a Plural World). Her most recent books are The Empress Lover, published in April 2014 and the non-fiction Beijing, about the city and its history, published in 2014 as well. Linda Jaivin lives in Sydney and is working on several new projects, including a new novel.

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