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Chris Womersley at Cairo Apartment Building


Saturday 9 July 2016, 2.30pm-3.30pm and 3.30pm-4.30pm

Chris Womersley’s award-winning novel, Cairo, told the story of a country boy swept up in bohemian permissiveness, and even crime, in the Cairo apartment building in 1980s Fitzroy. Join Womersley at the very setting of this remarkable book.

There are two session times available for this event: 2.30pm-3.30pm and 3.30pm-4.30pmYou will be prompted to select your session when booking your tickets.


Chris Womersley

Chris Womersley’s short fiction has appeared in Granta, Best Australian Stories (2006, 2010 and 2011), Griffith Review, Wet Ink and Meanjin. His first novel The Low Road won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction. His second novel, Bereft, won the ABIA Award for Literary Fiction, was longliste... Read more


Cairo apartment building

98 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy, VIC 3065

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