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LIMINAL at Sydney Writers’ Festival 2021


Carriageworks, Wilson Street, Eveleigh NSW, Australia

Join Liminal founder Leah Jing McIntosh and writers Naima Ibrahim, Mykaela Saunders, Bryant Apolonio and Eda Gunaydin from Collisions: Fictions of the future as they talk about their must-read book and the Liminal Fiction Prize.

Saturday 1 May
4 pm – 5 pm
Carriageworks, Track 12
Tickets and further event information here.


Leah Jing McIntosh is the founding editor of Liminal magazine and founded the Liminal Fiction Prize in 2019. She has written for The Saturday Paper, Meanjin Quarterly and Archer Magazine, among other publications.

Naima Ibrahim is a Sydney-based writer whose work has appeared in Collisions, Red Room Poetry, Sweatshop Women: Volume One, This Little Red Thing and ZineWest’19. She was the recipient of the 2020 Heyman Mentorship award and is currently working on her debut novel.

Mykaela Saunders is an award-winning writer, teacher and community researcher. Of Dharug and Lebanese descent, Mykaela belongs to the Tweed Goori community. Mykaela is working on two short story collections and a novel, and is editing the world’s first anthology of blackfella speculative fiction, forthcoming with UQP in 2022.

Bryant Apolonio is a Filipino-Australian writer and lawyer. He grew up in Sydney and lives in Darwin. He won the Overland Fair Australia Prize for Fiction (2017) and the LIMINAL Prize for Fiction (2019). He is currently working on a collection of short stories.

Eda Gunaydin is a Turkish-Australian essayist and researcher. You can find her work in the Sydney Review of Books, Meanjin, The Lifted Brow, and others. Her debut non-fiction collection will be published in 2022 by NewSouth Publishing.