Bri Lee

Bri Lee is an author, editor, freelance writer, speaker, researcher, qualified (though non-practicing) lawyer, and PhD candidate. She is one of Australia’s most impressive rising literary talents and a leading voice for reform of Australia’s consent and sexual assault laws. She turned her journey as a young associate to a Queensland judge, and the childhood trauma that this experience forced her to revisit, into the award-winning memoir Eggshell Skull.

Ms Lee has gone on to write a further two books: Beauty (2019), and Who Gets to be Smart (2021). She is highly regarded by her peers in the literary world and has become a regular presenter at writers’ festivals and frequent contributor to mainstream media outlets.

Among her many accolades for her debut Eggshell Skull, Ms Lee was awarded the 2019 Ned Kelly Award for True Crime, the 2019 Davitt Award for Best Debut True Crime Book, and Biography of the year at the 2019 Australian Book Industry Awards. Ms Lee’s novel, Who Gets to be Smart, is also longlisted for the Nib Award for research in writing.

Awards

Distinguished Young Alumni Award
2021

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts
2004
Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
2004
Master of Philosophy
2020