Bri Lee is a writer and editor whose work has been published in 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 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 commissioned and published diverse non-fiction about women and their work from 2015 to 2018.
Her first book, Eggshell Skull
, was published by Allen & Unwin in June 2018. It was shortlisted for the 2019 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards in non-fiction, winning the 2019 People's Choice Award, and also won the 2018 People's Choice at the Nib Awards for research in writing, and the 2019 ABIA for Biography of the Year. Eggshell Skull
has also been shortlisted for the 2019 Indie Book Awards and longlisted for the 2019 Stella Prize.
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. For this work she also received a Lord Mayor's Emerging Artist Fellowship to spend 4-6 weeks in New York City in early 2019. She has received numerous other fellowships, residencies, and mentorships, most recently the 2018 Premier's Young Publishers and Writers Award at the Queensland Literary Awards.
Starting her music career in 2011, Nkechinyere Anele fronts the Australian band Saskwatch. Through Saskwatch, Anele has toured all over Australia and playing at popular festivals all over the world.
Anele presents Triple j radio's Roots N All show and along with Lucille Cutting co-created The Pin in 2016 in order to address their questions around race, identity and culture of biracial and bicultural people in an Australian context.