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Take Home Reading: Ronnie Scott

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Photograph of Ronnie Scott next to the cover of his book, 'The Adversary', featuring the title in white caps over a photograph of a man being splashed in the face with water

Take Home Reading is a new short-form audio series for readers and writers – shining a spotlight on Australian writers with recently released books. In each instalment, you’ll be introduced to a writer, learn a little about what they’ve been reading lately, and hear a short reading from their latest work.

In this episode we’re talking to Ronnie Scott about his debut novel, The Adversary.

The Adversary follows its protagonist from a long Brunswick winter into the sticky heat of one transformative Melbourne summer.

Ronnie was programmed to appear in our Next Big Thing: Here and Gone Edition, which was unfortunately cancelled as part of our preventative measures to stem the spread of coronavirus COVID-19.

The Adversary is out now through Penguin Random House.


Portrait of Ronnie Scott

Ronnie Scott

Ronnie Scott is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at RMIT University and a researcher on Folio: Stories of Australian Comics. His 2020 novel The Adversary was shortlisted for a Queensland Literary Award and the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal. His next novel, Shirley, will be published in 2023.


Portrait of Stella Charls

Stella Charls

Stella is the Wheeler Centre's Programming Coordinator.

An emerging arts manager and event producer, Stella was previously the Marketing and Events Coordinator for Readings, and the Festival Manager for the National Young Writers’ Festival, Australia’s largest gathering of young and innovative writers working in both new and traditional forms.

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