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 has written for The Monthly, Harper’s Bazaar Australia, The Saturday Paper, Crikey, The Guardian, Griffith Review, i-D, VAULT Art Magazine, and elsewhere. She regularly appears on The Drum on ABC TV, various ABC Radio National programs, and runs the monthly “B List Bookclub” at the State Library of New South Wales.
Her first book, Eggshell Skull, was published in June 2018. It won several awards, including the Biography of the Year at the Australian Book Industry Awards, and received many more listings, including being longlisted for The Stella Prize. Bri’s second book, an essay called Beauty, will be out in November.
Bri has received numerous fellowships and residencies, including winning the 2018 Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award at the Queensland Literary Awards. She is now finishing an MPhil in Creative Writing at the University of Queensland.
Together with Professor Jonathan Crowe, Bri co-authored legal research and built the website www.consentlawqld.com, a platform for the advocacy that recently led to the Queensland Attorney-General referring consent and the ‘mistake of fact’ defence to the Law Reform Commission. Bri was named a 2019 Australian Financial Review ‘Woman of Influence’.
Bri now lives in Sydney.
(Illustration by Anne Barnetson who also did the incredible illustrations for the #ConsentLawQLD campaign and website. )