with Katherine Tamiko Arguile and Victoria Hannan / Chaired by Kate Mildenhall
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In Katherine Tamiko Arguile’s beautifully melancholic The Things She Owned , a visit from her cousin leads Erika to make sense of her fraught relationship with her dead mother through a treasured collection of artefacts and memories. In Victoria Hannan’s Kokomo , Mina’s mother, Elaine, has secrets too, which draw Mina back home from London on an urgent mission as Elaine ventures out of the house for the first time since the death of her father twelve years ago. These impressive debuts are moving and insightful meditations on love, grief and the ties that bind.
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Katherine Tamiko Arguile is a Japanese-British-Australian arts journalist and author. A graduate of Cambridge University, she holds a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Adelaide and her award-winning short stories have been published in anthologies in the UK and in Australia. The Things She Owned is her first novel.
Victoria Hannan is a writer, photographer and creative director living in Melbourne. Her writing has appeared on McSweeney's Internet Tendency, 3:AM Magazine and in her monthly TinyLetter about swimming pools. Her first novel Kokomo was the 2019 winner of the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript.
Kate Mildenhall is a writer, teacher and co-host of The First Time, a podcast about the first time you publish a book. Her debut novel Skylarking, was named in Readings Top Ten Fiction Books of 2016 and longlisted for Best Debut Fiction in The Indie Book Awards 2017 and the 2017 Voss Literary Prize. The Mother Fault is her second novel.