Bri Lee


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Bri Lee is an author and freelance writer.
She is also an editor, speaker, academic, and photographer who is qualified to practice law (but doesn't).

Bri Lee is a writer and editor whose work has been published in The GuardianGriffith Review, Broadly, i-DVAULT Magazine, and elsewhere. She regularly appears on ABC Radio and often gives talks on writing, law, feminism, fashion, pop culture, and art. As the Founding Editor of the quarterly print periodical Hot Chicks with Big Brains, Bri has commissioned and published diverse non-fiction about women and their work since 2015.

In 2016 Bri was the recipient of the inaugural Kat Muscat Fellowship, and in 2017 was one of Griffith Review's Queensland writing fellows. In 2018 Bri received a Commonwealth Government of Australia scholarship and stipend to work on her second book at the University of Queensland. She has received numerous residencies and mentorships.

Her first book, Eggshell Skull, was recently published by Allen & Unwin. 



Praise for Eggshell Skull

'Scorching, self-scouring: a young woman finds her steel and learns to wield it'
- Helen Garner

'Brutal, brave and utterly compelling . . . I can't remember a book I devoured with such intensity, nor one that moved me so profoundly' 
- Rebecca Starford, author of Bad Behaviour and co-founder of Kill Your Darlings

'Courageous, heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful'
- Liam Pieper, author of The Toymaker

'Sensitive and clear-eyed'
- Jessica Friedmann, author of Things That Helped

'A page-turner of a memoir, impossible to put down'
- Krissy Kneen, author of An Uncertain Grace


Bri Lee is also the Founding Editor of Hot Chicks with Big Brains - the quarterly print publication all about women and work. Visit the website here.