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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.

Every fortnight, let DEBUT MONDAYS be your guide. Come and have a glass of wine and discover the best new writers around.

Featuring: Kathy Charles’s wry love-letter to Los Angeles Hollywood Ending, Mic Looby’s travel-guide inspired Paradise Updated, Michaela McGuire’s humorous memoir Apply Within: Stories of Career Sabotage and Loving Richard Feynman a tale of a science-loving 15-year-old by Penny Tangey.


Mic Looby

Mic Looby is a Melbourne-based muser. He is also a writer and editor for The Age, a columnist for The Big Issue magazine and author of the satirical travel novel Paradise Updated. Mic Looby was born in Windsor, NSW, in 1969. He studied journalism in Melbourne and spent several years as a Hong Kong-b... Read more

Kathy Charles

Kathy Charles was born in Melbourne in 1978. She works in the film industry and travels regularly to Los Angeles. Hollywood Ending is her first novel.

Michaela McGuire

Michaela McGuire is the Director of the Emerging Writers Festival. She is the author of Last Bets: A true story of gambling, morality, and the law, the Penguin Special A Story of Grief and Apply Within: Stories of Career Sabotage. Her journalism has appeared in the Monthly, the Saturday Paper and... Read more

Penny Tangey

Penny Tangey started performing stand up comedy when she won the Victorian final of Triple J’s Raw Comedy Competition in 2001. Penny was a 2006 recipient of a Brian Macarthy Memorial Award (Moosehead) for her show Kathy Smith Goes to Maths Camp. The Moosehead is an in-kind grant awarded to an inno... Read more


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