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Debut Mondays


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.


Ainslee Meredith

Ainslee Meredith is a writer and student from Melbourne. Ainslee’s poetry has appeared in Voiceworks, Going Down Swinging, harvest, Southerly, Page Seventeen and Farrago. From 2008 to 2010, she was a poetry editor at Voiceworks. ... Read more

Maya Ward

Maya Ward is the author of The Comfort of Water: A River Pilgrimage, published by Transit Lounge, has been shortlisted for the National Year of Reading ‘Our Story’ project. Maya has worked as a musician, festival director, urban designer and environmental educator. She didn’t mean to become a ... Read more

Tony Birch

Tony Birch is a founding member of the Melbourne School of Discontent. He has published three novels; The White Girl, Ghost River and Blood. He is also the author of Shadowboxing and three short story collections, Father’s Day, The Promise and Common People. In 2017 he was awarded the Pa... Read more

Jessica Au

Jessica Au lives and writes in Melbourne. Her short stories have appeared in Overland, Wet Ink, The Sleepers Almanac and Meanjin Quarterly, where she has also worked as deputy editor. Cargo is her first novel.


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