Jennifer Down is a writer, editor and translator. Her debut novel, Our Magic Hour, was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Award and the Voss Prize. Her second book, a short story collection titled Pulse Points, was published in 2017 and she was named a Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist in the same year.

Join Jennifer as she discusses her new book, Pulse Points, a wrenching short-story collection that, in precise and beautiful prose, explores the lives of mourners, survivors and perpetrators in small dusty towns, glittering exotic cities and slow, droll suburbs. 


Roanna Gonsalves came to Sydney as an international student from India. Her acclaimed short story collection The Permanent Resident, has been shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Multicultural Prize 2018, is on several lists of must-read books, and on the syllabi of courses at a number of universities. Her writing has been compared to the work of Alice Munro and Jhumpa Lahiri. Roanna is a recipient of the Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Endeavour Award, and is co-founder co-editor of Southern Crossings. She has a PhD from the University of New South Wales. See more at


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