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Cold Feet


What could be better on a cold winter’s night than curling up in a nice intimate spot to hear some of your favourite writers spin a tale? This winter we present three nights of storytelling in The Moat, featuring three stories each night from the best talents in town. All you have to do is turn up, wrap yourself around a warming beverage, picture an open fire and let yourself be carried away on a wave of imagination.

Love can be a frosty mistress, as our storytellers explain with their tales of doomed romance and hot winter lovin’. Featuring Carrie Tiffany, Deborah Robertson and Chris Womersley, and curated and presented by Chris Flynn.


Listen to Deborah Robertson and Chris Womersley reading their stories here: mp3.


Chris Flynn

Chris Flynn is the author of The Glass Kingdom and A Tiger in Eden, which was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize. His fiction and non-fiction have appeared in the Age, the Australian, Griffith Review, Meanjin, Australian Book Review, the Saturday Paper, Smith Journal, the Big Issue, Monster... Read more

Chris Womersley

Chris Womersley is the bestselling author of the novels The Low Road, Bereft, Cairo, The Diplomat and City of Crows, and the short story collection A Lovely and Terrible Thing. He has been published in the UK, US and Europe, has received the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction, an Indie Awar... Read more

Carrie Tiffany

Carrie Tiffany was born in West Yorkshire and grew up in Western Australia. She spent her early twenties working as a park ranger in Central Australia. Her first novel, Everyman’s Rules for Scientific Living (2005), was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the Guard... Read more

Deborah Robertson

Deborah Robertson is a writer whose first book, Proudflesh, won the Steele Rudd Award for the best Australian short story collection in its year of publication. Her debut novel, Careless, won the 2006 Colin Roderick Award and the 2007 Nita B. Kibble Award, and was longlisted for the Orange Prize and... Read more


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