’m an author and freelance writer.
My third book, Who Gets to be Smart, is out in June 2021. Touring dates and events are below.
My other books are Eggshell Skull (2018) and Beauty (2019).
I’ve written investigative journalism, opinion, short fiction, essays, and arts criticism.
I’m qualified to practice law, but do not, and have published peer-reviewed research. I’m currently doing a PhD in law at the University of Sydney. I was also the 2020 Copyright Agency x UTS Writer-in-Residence.
Sometimes I give lectures, keynotes, and other kinds of speeches.
I live and work on Gadigal land in Sydney, Australia.
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR WHO GETS TO BE SMART
Sydney LAUNCH – Tuesday 1 June https://www.seymourcentre.com/event/who-gets-to-be-smart-bri-lee-in-conversation/
Sorrento, Victoria – Wednesday 2 June https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/words-after-dark-who-gets-to-be-smart-with-bri-lee-tickets-151152833193?aff=erelexpmlt (CANCELLED FOR COVID SAFETY)
Melbourne – Thursday 3 June https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=761195& (MOVED ONLINE FOR COVID SAFETY – MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW)
Bondi Beach – Tuesday 8 June https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/an-evening-with-bri-lee-tickets-154166721815?aff=
Byron Bay – Wednesday 9 June https://byronwritersfestival.com/whats-on/who-gets-to-be-smart-bri-lee-in-conversation-with-courtney-miller/
Brisbane – Thursday 10 June https://www.oldmuseum.org/event/avidreader
North Sydney – Tuesday 15 June https://constantreader.com.au/pages/5386-WritersatStanton-BriLee
Canberra (ANU) – Wednesday 16 June https://www.anu.edu.au/events/in-conversation-with-bri-lee
Canberra (Politics in the Pub) – Thursday 17 June https://nb.tai.org.au/politics_in_the_pub_bri_lee
Adelaide – Tuesday 22 June https://www.unisa.edu.au/connect/hawke-centre/events-calendar/hawkecentre_brilee/
THE B LIST BOOKCLUB
I run the ‘B List Bookclub’ at the State Library of New South Wales. Every month I choose an Australian author to join me for an hour of conversation about their new release, then we have audience questions, and then we have an hour for wine and cheese. Since COVID-19 the wine and cheese part is on hold, but hosting the bookclub online has meant I’ve also been able to do events with incredible international authors. Some previous events are available for you to watch online here.
The next B List Bookclub is acutally… with me! It’ll be on Thursday 24 June in-person at the library, and Rick Morton will be interviewing me about Who Gets to be Smart. I’ll share the URL as soon as it’s up.
For publicity enquiries relating to Who Gets to Be Smart, Beauty or Eggshell Skull, please email my publicist Isabelle O’Brien: isabelleo[at]allenandunwin.com
For general author enquiries please email my agent Grace Heifetz at Left Bank Literary: grace[at]leftbankliterary.com
For enquiries about events and speaking opportunities, please email my speaking agency at: bookings[at]speakingout.com.au
For all other enquiries, and if you want me to write for you, please email me at: bri.lee.writer[at]gmail.com
Photos by the very excellent Saskia Wilson.