13 December 2018
Today our Stella Stocking Stuffer is thanks to Michelle Law. If you need more gift-giving inspiration, this is sure to get you started!
Michelle has received an Australian Writer’s Guild AWGIE award for her interactive media work, and had her films screened at film festivals locally and abroad. Homecoming Queens, the web series she co-created, co-wrote and stars in, premiered on SBS On Demand this year – the first online series commissioned by SBS. Earlier in 2018 her debut play Single Asian Female was staged at La Boite Theatre and Belvoir Street Theatre to sold-out audiences and was awarded five stars by The Guardian. She is currently working on the feature film adaptation of Alice Pung’s young adult novel Laurinda.
“Could this book have been more critically acclaimed? Mullumbimby is one of the most readable and beautiful romantic novels I’ve read in a long while. Lucashenko’s descriptions of land and home are breathtaking and I found myself laughing darkly throughout. I particularly loved the exploration of inter-generational relationships and the relationships humans have with animals.”
“Beneba is one of Australia’s finest writers, and this memoir about her experiences growing up African in Australia are confronting, often hilarious and more than ever, necessary in today’s political climate. Buy it and gift it to all your racist family members at Christmas. “
“Laurinda is the perfect novel for adult readers looking for an in into ‘young adult’ fiction, which I personally think is a pretty arbitrary term. Good fiction is for all ages. Laurinda is a sophisticated and biting read for anyone who’s ever gone through high school surrounded by toxic people and institutions and survived. Bonus points: it’s set in the 1990s and very nostalgic.”