Jaivin’s writing shines and burns — Sunday Age

About Linda

I’m 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). My 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. I live in Sydney.

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Stop Press

In this free ‘Not in Print’ podcast with Toby Leon of Currency Press, I talk about the writing of my play, Halal el Mashakel, which Currency recently published in their anthology of plays about Australia’s treatment of refugees, Staging Asylum. You’ll find the podcast here: The writing of Halal el Mashakel.

Upcoming Events

24 February 2015 – in conversation with Nicholas Jose @ The Asia Bookroom in Canberra

It’s summer here in Sydney, and beautiful weather for swimming – not bad for writing, either. I’m also looking forward to joining Nick Jose at Canberra’s Asia Bookroom at the end of February to talk about his new book Bapo. If you’re in Canberra on the day, I’d love to see you there. It’s going to be Nick’s night but my books will be available too – and I am always delighted to meet readers.

The Frenchman's Kiss

Taiwan, the late 1970s. There was a Frenchman. There was a kiss…


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