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An Evening with Helen Garner

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Helen Garner’s narrative non-fiction is practically its own genre, attracting international acclaim. Her landmark The First Stone, a controversial bestseller, broke new ground for Australian non-fiction – and Joe Cinque’s Consolation was similarly successful.

She blends journalism, reportage, memoir and cultural analysis – all filtered through the distinctive authorial voice that has long made her fiction so compelling. She uses the novelist’s tools of stark characterisation, evocative language and a magpie’s eye for telling dialogue.

Helen will talk about her long career as a border-dweller, moving between fiction and non-fiction, using the best aspects of both.

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Helen Garner

‘It is astonishing how much shit a woman will cop in the interests of civic and domestic order.’ Helen Garner is a legend. Our poet-laureate of the acute observation, the award-winning novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist has made a peerless contribution to Australian letter... Read more

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RMIT Storey Hall Auditorium

342 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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