Welcome to The Distillery, an online interview series hosted by Lee Shang Lun. Each half-hour episode is a livestreamed conversation that concentrates on the subject's unique perspective and expertise. The aim is to draw out simple ideas from deep discussion.
Gemma Mahadeo is a Melbourne-based writer and occasional musician who came to Australia in 1987, and has lived in England and the Philippines. Their work has been published in print and online both locally and overseas, and they have appeared at the Emerging Writers’ Festival, Freeplay Independent Games Festival, and the inaugural Future Echoes Festival. They currently edit reviews for the Melbourne Spoken Word website, and recently became poetry editor for Concrete Queers zine.
Headshot by Wāni le Frère.