73. I must confess that I had avoided reading this as I worried it might be gimmicky - after all it's sixteen biographies of invented Australian writers. But it's satirical brilliance. You do need to know your way around the Australian literati scene and your Australian canon to get the most out of it so its appeal might be limited. But it's completely hilarious and scathing of Australian fiction and the treatment of women writers. The index was a personal highlight. So. Much. Fun. #theirbrilliantcareers#ryanoneill@blackincbooks@milesfranklinliteraryaward#auslit#ozlit
Ryan O'Neill's 'Their Brilliant Careers' is a finalist for the 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award. Ryan's first session at the #twrf2017 'A World of Writers' is bound to make you laugh and make you question reality. Ryan may or may not exist. Questions may or may not be asked. The truth may or may not be out there. Tickets $22 & $27. Link in bio.