Linda Jaivin is a writer of some discipline but minimal bondage. In other words, she wants it both ways - serious and funny. And who could blame her? She can do it both ways. — Canberra Times

NEWS

Read The Sydney Review of Books has just published a new essay by me on writing about place – and places for writing. You can find it here. Watch I was on The Drum on Tuesday 4 June 2019 talking about Tiananmen 30 years later. You can view it here if you are in Australia. Listen The wonderful Krissy Kneen talks about Eat Me to Andrew Pope on 2SER’s Final Draft. Listen to the full episode here.    

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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