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


On Saturday 1 August 2020, tune into ‘Some Space to Write’, an online zoom conversation hosted by the State Library of New South Wales in which Tom Lee, Oliver Mol, Eileen Chong and I talk about essays we’ve written for the Sydney Review of Books about the writing process and our creative relationship with Sydney, the city in which we all live. Some Space to Write . Read the essay I’ll be speaking about, ‘Caught Mapping’, in the Sydney Review of Books 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 The Shortest History of China and a new novel set in China in the 1980s.

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