Walkley Award-winning Goorie writer Melissa Lucashenko joins ABC RN’s Daniel Browning to talk about her gritty, darkly comic new book, Too Much Lip. The story gradually and explosively reveals the painful secrets in a calamitous Aboriginal family after its outlaw hero roars into her hometown on a stolen Harley to see her dying father. Hailed as “funny and fierce” by The Saturday Paper, the novel offers redemption and forgiveness where none seems possible.
Melissa Lucashenko (Australian)
Melissa Lucashenko is an acclaimed Aboriginal novelist from Queensland. She is a Walkley Award winner for her non-fiction, and has won numerous prizes for her novels about ordinary Australians and the extraordinary lives they lead. Melissa is a founding member of the prisoner rights group, Sisters Inside. Her latest book is Too Much Lip.
Daniel Browning (Australian)
Daniel Browning is an Aboriginal journalist, radio broadcaster, documentary maker, sound artist and writer. Currently, he produces and presents Awaye!, the Indigenous art and culture program on ABC RN. Awaye! surveys contemporary Indigenous cultural practice across the arts spectrum. A visual arts graduate, Daniel is also a widely-published freelance arts writer. He is currently the curator of Blak Box, an immersive sound installation commissioned by performing arts company Urban Theatre Projects. He studied English and Art History at the University of Queensland before graduating with a degree in visual arts from the Queensland University of Technology. Daniel is a descendant of the Bundjalung and Kullilli peoples of far northern New South Wales and south-western Queensland.