At this exclusive Melbourne event, best-selling novelist Bonnie Garmus discusses her captivating debut, Lessons in Chemistry.
About the Event
A runaway favourite of book clubs the world over, Bonnie Garmus’s debut novel Lessons in Chemistry transports readers to early 1960s California. Elizabeth Zott – housewife, single mother and brilliant chemist – unexpectedly finds herself hosting a television cooking show, and changes hearts and minds in the process. Inspired by Garmus’s mother’s generation of overlooked and under-acknowledged women, Lessons in Chemistry examines the gender pay gap, misogyny in the workplace and women’s rights.
At her only Melbourne event on her first Australian tour, Garmus sits down with host Astrid Edwards to discuss her breakthrough novel, which has since been adapted into a major TV series starring Brie Larson.
Together, they’ll explore her funny and feisty heroine, the surprising fan phenomenon of Six-Thirty the dog, and how the novel’s historical setting sheds light on the truths of today.
Presented in partnership with RMIT Culture
Accessible toilets available
Auslan interpreting available by request
Registered Assistance Animals welcome
About the book
The bookseller for this event is Neighbourhood Books.
Bonnie Garmus is a copywriter and creative director who has worked for a wide range of clients, focusing primarily on technology, medicine, and education. She is an open-water swimmer, a rower, and mother to two wonderful daughters. Born in California and most recently from Seattle, she currently li... Read more
Astrid Edwards is a bibliophile. She hosts The Garret: Writers on Writing, judges literary prizes and teaches in the Associate Degree of Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT University. She has served on the boards of Melbourne Writers Festival and Writers Victoria, and was also a Member of the ... Read more
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