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Debut Mondays


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Readers are spoilt for choice: bookshops are overflowing with the great, the good (and the rest), and it could not be harder to choose what to read next.

Let Debut Mondays be your guide to the best of new local writing. Come and have a glass of wine and discover the best new writers around.

This month we welcome:

Michelle Aung Thin, The Monsoon Bride

Raeden Richardson, ‘Clay’, Voiceworks

Sharell Cook, Henna for the Broken-Hearted

Irma Gold, Two Steps Forward


Raeden Richardson

Raeden is a sixteen year old Melbourne writer who enjoys traversing the tapestry of creativity in literature or on the sides of metropolitan trains. Raeden hopes to write something unforgettable – fiction laced in hope that inspires. In the meantime, he’ll write simply to please himself. ... Read more

Michelle Aung Thin

Dr Michelle Aung Thin was born in Rangoon, Burma (now known as Yangon and Myanmar respectively) and grew up in Ottawa, Canada. A novelist and essayist, she is the author of The Monsoon Bride, (Text 2011) and Hasina (Allen & Unwin), published as Crossing the Farak River (Annick) in Canada and the... Read more

Sharell Cook

Sharell Cook is a travel writer and author. Her first book, Henna for the Broken-Hearted, has just been published by Pan Macmillan. Sharell was born and brought up in country Victoria. She studied business and worked for ten years in Melbourne, in the accounting and finance sector of the Victorian g... Read more

Irma Gold

Irma Gold is a writer and editor based in Canberra.

Irma is the author of two children’s books and has been published widely in Australian literary journals. Two Steps Forward is her debut collection of stories.


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