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 Alexis Wright

Alexis Wright is an author of dazzling energy, ambition and imagination The publication of her exhilarating 2006 novel, Carpentaria, was a major event in Australian literary history. It won the Miles Franklin Award and became a huge critical and commercial sensation. That epic novel, and Wright’s two other novels – Plains of Promise (1997) and The Swan Book (2013) – begin in the author’s ancestral country, the southern highlands of the Gulf of Carpentaria. A Waanyi woman, Wright elevates Indigenous experience, knowledge and forms of storytelling in all her work. A long-time activist as well as a storyteller, Wright is concerned with…

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.