Bachelor of Fine Arts/ Bachelor of Arts
What do you love most about UNSWeetened?
UNSWeetened is great because it gives students from a range of backgrounds and areas of study a chance to have their work read by their peers, teachers and the public. It is a wonderful part of our university community, and I am very pleased to be a part UNSWeetened in 2019.
Are you a writer yourself?
Yes! I write short fiction, critical essays, artist profiles and reviews. I love both fiction and critical writing.
Do you have a favourite author or literary inspiration?
It’s so hard to say… I do love Simone de Beauvoir and Albert Camus, Zadie Smith is great and our very own Stephanie Bishop is fantastic too.
What are you reading at the moment and what is on your reading list?
‘The Mandarins’ by de Beauvoir and ‘The Fatal Shore’ by Robert Hughes. I am also about to jump into Livy’s Books 21-30 as well!
What are you most looking forward to as 2019 UNSWeetened Coordinator?
Working with writers and the rest of the UNSWeetened team is very exciting. It is a chance to deepen roots in the UNSW literary community and to read the work of my fellow students. I can’t wait!
And finally, tell us a little bit about UNSWeetened’s theme this year! What can we expect from this year’s publication?
This year’s theme is wabi-sabi. We are embracing the beauty and ingenuity of imperfection and impermanence. This year UNSWeetened is all about asymmetry, patch-work and hotch-potch, the unfinished, the spaces between the lines, the rough and austere. As students we are well acquainted with these concepts; let’s embrace them resolutely and with creativity!