Books and Ideas at Montalto

A series of thoughtful conversations about Australian literature – away from the city, at Montalto on the Mornington Peninsula.

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Listen to Charlotte Wood

How do we maintain friendships as we age? How do these friendships impact who we are – or who we become? And … exactly how should we grow old? Charlotte Wood asks these questions of aging and friendship in her highly-anticipated new novel, The Weekend – about three women in their 70s who gather to clean out the house of their friend Sylvie after her death.  The lives and stories of women are at the core of Wood’s writing. The author of six novels and one book of non-fiction, Wood won the 2016 Stella Prize for her extraordinary novel The Natural

In this regional events series and podcast, we transport a taste of the best Australian writing from the city to the coast. On selected Friday nights, you can enjoy all the elements of the very best dinner party, courtesy of us: wonderful guests, good conversation and great food and wine. All you need to do is turn up.

In partnership with Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove.