A Winter's Tale
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What could be better on a cold winter’s night than curling up in a nice intimate spot to hear some of your favourite writers spin a tale? This winter we present three nights of storytelling in The Moat, featuring three stories each night from the best talents in town. All you have to do is turn up, wrap yourself around a warming beverage, picture an open fire and let yourself be carried away on a wave of imagination.
Love can be a frosty mistress, as our storytellers explain with their tales of doomed romance and hot winter lovin’. Featuring Carrie Tiffany, Deborah Robertson and Chris Womersley, and curated and presented by Chris Flynn.
Carrie Tiffany was born in West Yorkshire and grew up in Western Australia. She spent her early twenties working as a park ranger in Central Australia. Her first novel, Everyman’s Rules for Scientific Living (2005), was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the Guardian First Book Award and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and won the Dobbie Award and the WA Premier’s Award for Fiction.
Chris Flynn is the author of The Glass Kingdom and A Tiger in Eden, which was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize. His latest novel is Mammoth, released in March 2020. His fiction and non-fiction have appeared in the Age, the Australian, Griffith Review, Meanjin, Australian Book Review, the Saturday Paper, Smith Journal, the Big Issue, Monster Children, McSweeney’s and many other publications. He has conducted interviews for the Paris Review and is a regular presenter at literary festivals across Australia. Chris lives on Phillip Island, next to a penguin sanctuary.
Chris Womersley’s short fiction has appeared in Granta, Best Australian Stories (2006, 2010 and 2011), Griffith Review, Wet Ink and Meanjin. His first novel The Low Road won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction.
Deborah Robertson is a writer whose first book, Proudflesh, won the Steele Rudd Award for the best Australian short story collection in its year of publication.