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Bri Lee is a Brisbane-based writer, qualified lawyer, and the founding editor of the feminist magazine Hot Chicks with Big Brains. She holds both an LLB (Hons) and an Arts degree (in Mandarin).

In 2018, she published her memoir Eggshell Skull, an examination of sexism in the legal industry and judicial system. In 2019, she published Beauty, a meditation on beauty standards in patriarchal societies. In 2021, she published Who Gets to Be Smart, a survey of academic privilege.

Lee was the inaugural recipient of the Kat Muscat Fellowship in 2016 and one of the 2017 Griffith Review Fellows.

Most Referenced Works


  • Other works not individually indexed include : 

    Beauty (2019)

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Eggshell Skull Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2018 13717214 2018 single work autobiography

'EGGSHELL SKULL: A well-established legal doctrine that a defendant must 'take their victim as they find them'. If a single punch kills someone because of their thin skull, that victim's weakness cannot mitigate the seriousness of the crime.

'But what if it also works the other way? What if a defendant on trial for sexual crimes has to accept his 'victim' as she comes: a strong, determined accuser who knows the legal system, who will not back down until justice is done?

'Bri Lee began her first day of work at the Queensland District Court as a bright-eyed judge's associate. Two years later she was back as the complainant in her own case.

'This is the story of Bri's journey through the Australian legal system; first as the daughter of a policeman, then as a law student, and finally as a judge's associate in both metropolitan and regional Queensland -- where justice can look very different, especially for women. The injustice Bri witnessed, mourned and raged over every day finally forced her to confront her own personal history, one she'd vowed never to tell. And this is how, after years of struggle, she found herself on the other side of the courtroom, telling her story.

'Bri Lee has written a fierce and eloquent memoir that addresses both her own reckoning with the past as well as with the stories around her, to speak the truth with wit, empathy and unflinching courage. Eggshell Skull is a haunting appraisal of modern Australia from a new and essential voice.' (Source: Publisher's blurb)

2020 shortlisted Festival Awards for Literature (SA) Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Award for Non-Fiction
2019 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Award for Non-Fiction
2019 shortlisted CHASS Australia Prizes Australia Book Prize
2019 winner Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Best True Crime
2019 winner Davitt Award Best Debut
2019 shortlisted Davitt Award Best True Crime Book
2019 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) The Matt Richell Award for New Writer
2019 winner Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Biography of the Year
2019 longlisted The Stella Prize
2019 winner Victorian Premier's Literary Awards People's Choice Award
2019 shortlisted Indie Awards Nonfiction
2018 winner 'The Nib': CAL Waverley Library Award for Literature Mark and Evette Moran Nib Award for Literature The Alex Buzo Shortlist Prize
2018 winner 'The Nib': CAL Waverley Library Award for Literature Mark and Evette Moran Nib Award for Literature People's Choice Prize
2018 longlisted Mark and Evette Moran Nib Award for Literature
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