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There are restless people … and then there is Robyn Davidson.

She’s the kind of person who spends months travelling through western India with nomadic Rabari cattle-herders. And, perhaps most famously, she’s the kind of person (well, the only person) who undertakes 2,700-kilometre journeys across Australian desert with four feral camels and a dog for company. Her account of that incredible journey is, of course, the much-loved 1978 Australian classic, Tracks.

The book inspired generations of Australians to examine their own ideas around freedom, country, solitude and connection. And these are subjects that Davidson has continued to question throughout her career, returning to nomadic peoples and cultures and travelling and writing about remote places – especially in north-western India and Tibet.

This year, Tracks turns 40 and Davidson will appear in conversation with Elizabeth McCarthy to discuss the Australia she saw then, and the Australia she sees today. Join this remarkable Australian writer for a conversation about travel, creativity and what keeps her moving.

Presented in partnership with Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove.

Antipodes Bookshop & Gallery will be our bookseller at this event.

Featuring

Robyn Davidson

Robyn Davidson is an award-winning travel writer, novelist, scriptwriter, essayist and reviewer whose work has been translated and published extensively around the world. Robyn was born on a cattle property in Queensland. She went to Sydney in the late sixties, then returned to study in Brisbane bef... Read more

Elizabeth McCarthy

 Elizabeth McCarthy has worked as a producer and presenter in radio for 20 years. She produces the breakfast show at Australia’s biggest independent broadcaster, 3RRR, and reviews books on 3RRR and ABC Radio Melbourne. In 2019 she was the convenor of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for F... Read more

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Montalto

33 Shoreham Road Red Hill South Victoria 3937

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