Show Me Where it Hurts: Living with Invisible Illness
with Kylie Maslen / Chaired by Jane Howard
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Shortlisted for this year’s Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, Kylie Maslen’s Show Me Where It Hurts explores the impact of chronic illness on the lives of sufferers, and is marked by its eloquence, candour and generosity. Drawing on her own life and illness, Kylie documents the experience of living with pain with humour and courage, detailing its impact across such areas as housing, dating and work, and building her readers’ understanding through pop cultural references ranging from Frida Kahlo to Sally Rooney to Sponge Bob Squarepants.
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Kylie Maslen is a writer and critic. Her debut essay collection Show Me Where it Hurts: Living with Invisible Illness was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, and was named among the best books of 2020 by Guardian Australia and the Saturday Paper. Her work has appeared in the Guardian, Meanjin, Kill Your Darlings, Adelaide Review, Crikey and Junkee, among other outlets. In 2018 she was the recipient of the Kill Your Darlings New Critics Award, and her essay ‘I’m Trying to Tell You I’m Not Okay’ was longlisted for the Lifted Brow & RMIT non/fictionLab Prize for Experimental Non-fiction. She lives in Adelaide, South Australia, on unceded Kaurna Country.
Jane Howard is a Walkley award winning journalist and deputy editor of arts and culture at The Conversation. Her writing has appeared in publications including Meanjin, Crikey, the ABC, and Kill Your Darlings, and she has worked for the Guardian across Australia and in Asia.