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Lily Brett

Born 1946, Feldafing displaced persons camp, Bavaria, is an Australian novelist, essayist and poet. She lived in North Carlton, Melbourne from 1948 to 1989 and then in New York City. In Australia she had an early career as a pop music journalist, including writing for teen magazine Go-Set from May 1966 to September 1968. From 1979 she started writing poems, prose fiction and non-fiction. As a daughter of Holocaust survivors, her works include depictions of family life including living in Melbourne and New York. Four of her fictional novels are Things Could Be Worse (1990), Just Like That (1994), Too Many Men (2001) and You Gotta Have Balls (2005).