Katherine Johnson is an award-winning Tasmanian author whose new book, Paris Savages, is a fictionalised account of three Badtjala people who were paraded as human curiosities in Europe in the 1800s. Join her in conversation with Alice Nelson.
Katherine Johnson is the author of three previous novels: Pescador’s Wake (Fourth Estate, 2009), The Better Son (Ventura Press, 2016) and Matryoshka (Ventura Press, 2018). Her manuscripts have won Varuna Awards and Tasmanian Premier's Literary Prizes. The Better Son was longlisted for both the Indie Book Awards and the Tasmania Book Prize. Johnson holds both arts and science degrees, has worked as a science journalist, and published feature articles for magazines including Good Weekend. She lives in Tasmania with her husband and two children. She recently completed a PhD, which forms the basis of her latest novel, Paris Savages.
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Sun 23 Feb