about

My name is SL Lim and I write books. My second novel ‘Revenge’ just came out. It’s available outside Australia here. It’s about abolishing the family in… very literal ways. I think it’s cool!

My first novel, ‘Real Differences’, was about young people working out what it costs to have ideals and fucking their lives up in the process. It won a prize! You can find it here or here. M*rk L*th*m didn’t like it much but I’ll survive.

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What People Say

‘Real Differences is that rare and vital thing, a novel that asks what it takes to live by an ambitious moral code. In portraying the struggles, the self-doubt, the resentments of others, the disillusion and the ecstatic certainty that such commitment can bring, it grapples with some of the most profound questions faced by anyone who wonders, What should I do with my life?’ 

Larissa MacFarquhar, The New Yorker, author of Strangers Drowning

‘A coiled spring of a novel, Revenge hits you right between the eyes.’

Malcolm Harris, author of  ‘Shit is Fucked Up and Bullshit: History Since the End Of History

‘GLADYS SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF HERSELF, THIS PRIZE SHOULD BE TAKEN BACK. GLADYS VALUES HER FAMILY ARE WE EXPECTED TO DEVALUE OURS BECAUSE OF HER APPROVAL IN AWARDING TAXPAYERS MONEY TO SOMEONE WHO DOES NOT.’

Someone on M*rk L*th*m’s Facebook


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