Literary Canon Ball is a book club for your pocket!

Inspired by the work of the Stella Count, which reveals the ongoing gender imbalance in the conversations we have about books, Literary Canon Ball is striving to correct some of that imbalance by talking about books written by women and non binary people from around the world.

Once a month we'll launch outside of the literary canon reading a book, a collection of essays or poems or short stories or a graphic novel, or whatever else takes our fancy.

This is a show for anyone who wants a fun conversation about books, feminism and puns. 


Meet the gang

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Kirby Fenwick is a writer and sometime editor, famous for her towering tbr pile and propensity to hoard books—those last two things may be related. A self-described hard-core tea enthusiast, she has written for The Guardian, Eureka Street and Melbourne City of Literature among others—though not about tea. She is the producer of the audio documentary, The First Friday in February and she tweets, probably more than is healthy, @kirbykirbybee


Neve Mahoney is a student by day, writer/editor by night and reader by nature. She works as an assistant editor and columnist for Eureka Street. She has also been published in The Big Issue and Australian Catholics. When she's not taking lo-fi pictures of her dog, she is writing a book about historical queer women. Neve tweets at @eve_letters.

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Fi Murphy is a writer, editor and owner of an overwhelming pile of dirty laundry. Not the metaphorically saucy kind, more like the tamari and red wine kind. Fi regularly reads the weekend news on Vision Australia Radio. Her writing has appeared in Kill Your Darlings, The Age, Meanjin, The Big Issue, Feminartsy, Junkee Media, Writers Victoria and FasterLouder, among others. In 2018, Fi was awarded a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship and shortlisted for the Richell Prize. She tweets at @fi_murphy_