Andrew Sean Greer: Less is Lost
Wednesday, 9 Nov 2022, 06:00pm - 07:00pm
How do we find joy at times when we need it most? Pulitzer Prize-winning author Andrew Sean Greer discusses turning the trials of modern life – ageing, grief and unavoidable change – into stories that uplift us and make us laugh in equal measure.
‘A writer friend once said the hardest thing to write about is joy. I took it as a challenge.’
For American novelist Andrew Sean Greer, the search for joy is a continued source of creative inspiration – as evidenced in his international bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Less, and now again in its humorously honest new sequel, Less is Lost.
Warm, witty and profound, Less is Lost sees the lovable Arthur Less return for an unforgettable road trip across America as he confronts his personal demons and attempts to decipher the riddle of love.
For Spring Fling, Andrew Sean Greer makes his own journey to Australia to join writer and broadcaster Benjamin Law in-conversation. Together they will wade through ageing, grief and unavoidable change to find creativity, friendship and love.
This event will be photographed and recorded for use by the Wheeler Centre.
Andrew Sean Greer’s appearance is made possible with the generous support of Hachette Australia.
Presented in partnership with RMIT Culture.
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About the book
The bookseller for this event is Readings.
About Spring Fling
Celebrating our return to the stage and the rejuvenation of the arts and culture communities, Spring Fling is a short series of big ideas offering a delectable picnic spread of events with leading thinkers, writers and creators from Australia and abroad.
Spring Fling is supported by the Melbourne City Revitalisation Fund, a Victorian Government and City of Melbourne partnership.
Andrew Sean Greer is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of six works of fiction, including the bestsellers The Confessions of Max Tivoli and Less. Greer has taught at a number of universities, including the Iowa Writers Workshop, been a TODAY show pick, a New York Public Library Cullman Center Fellow... Read more
Benjamin Law is the author of The Family Law (2010), Gaysia (2012), the Quarterly Essay Moral Panic (2017) and editor of Growing Up Queer in Australia (2019). He’s also an AWGIE Award-winning screenwriter who created and co-wrote three seasons of the award-winning TV series The Family Law (SBS... Read more
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