ACCA Book Club: Van Badham

Wed 8 Jul 2020

This is a past program.

Join us for ACCA Book Club, our new regular lunch-time online catch up about reading, writing and more. Each month, we invite a special guest and previous contributor to ACCA publications to lead an open and active discussion with participants about a written work of their choice.

Next up, author Van Badham will discuss the feminist short stories of Angela Carter. First published in the United Kingdom in 1979, The Bloody Chamber (and other stories) won the Cheltenham Festival Literary Prize, and has been widely celebrated as a subversive riff on the fairy tale genre.

To take part in this Book Club, register here as soon as you can (as places are limited) and get reading!

On registration you will receive a unique zoom link. If you don’t have a copy of the publication, you can purchase one from the following bookstores:

Book Depository


Van Badham is a writer, commentator, activist, occasional broadcaster, theatremaker and one of Australia’s most controversial public intellectuals. In addition to a weekly column for Guardian Australia, her work has appeared in The Age, Australian Cosmopolitan, Daily Life, Southerly, Women’s Agenda, Britain’s Daily Telegraph and in anthologies for UQP, Hardie Grant and Monash University Press. She is a frequent guest on panels for ABC’s Radio National, The Drum and Q and A, Channel 7’s Sunrise, the All About Women festival and The Festival of Dangerous Ideas. As a playwright, her work has been performed across Australia and the UK, in the US and Canada, and in Iceland, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, Germany and Austria, and she is the recipient of three Premier’s awards for stage writing. Her first novel, Burnt Snow, was published by Pan Macmillan in 2010. Born in Sydney, Badham is a very proud alumnus of Port Hacking High School Miranda, the University of Wollongong, the University of Sheffield (UK) and the University of Melbourne. She is active on Twitter via @vanbadham. In 2017, Badham contributed to the publication accompanying the ACCA exhibition, Unfinished Business: perspectives on art and feminism.