Name:  Linda Jaivin

Bio: Author – most recently of The Infernal Optimist [2006]

The Writer as Cross Dresser – 3rd May 2006

This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.18 No.2 in 2006 (pages 181-187)

Mandatory Detention – What Australians Don’t Know – 16th October 2002

This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.14 No.4 in 2002 (pages 69-89)

The Monkey and the Dragon – A Story of China and Taiwan – 9th October 2001

This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.13 No.4 in 2001 (pages 181-190)

Alien Sex Friends, or How I Left the Fig Section of My Local Supermarket and Ended Up in Outer Space – 8th October 1996

This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.8 No.4 in 1996 (pages 96-104)

Rock ‘n’ Roll, Sex, Mao Zedong and China Today – 7th July 1992

This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.4 No.4 in 1992 (pages 8-16)

China: After The 4 June Massacre – 3rd May 1989

This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.1 No.1 in 1989