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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.

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

Featuring readings by:

Jon Bauer, Rocks in the Belly

Joel Deane, The Norseman’s Song

Jenny Sinclair, When We Think About Melbourne: The Imagination of a City

Kent MacCarter, In the Hungry Middle of Here


Jon Bauer

Jon Bauer is originally from Surrey, England, but has been a permanent resident in Australia under a Distinguished Talent visa since 2009. Jon is the author of short stories and plays for stage and radio. His work has been broadcast on national radio; performed at Melbourne’s Arts Centre; featured... Read more

Joel Deane

Joel Deane is a poet, speechwriter and now a novelist. Joel Deane is the author of two books of poetry, Subterranean RadioSongs and Magisterium, which was a finalist for the 2009 Melbourne Prize for Literature. He has worked as a journalist and, most recently, as chief speech-writer for Victorian Pr... Read more

Jenny Sinclair

Jenny Sinclair is a Melbourne writer of stories both real and imagined. She has been a staff writer for The Age and Melbourne Times. Since taking up fiction and creative non-fiction in 2005, she has published in everything from photocopied zines to Australia’s leading journals and anthologies. Jen... Read more

Kent MacCarter

Kent MacCarter is widely published poet originally from the USA. Kent MacCarter, an expatriate of Minnesota, Montana and New Mexico, is now a permanent resident in Melbourne, Australia with his wife and two cats. Answering the question, “Where are you from?” is always a difficult one for him. In... Read more


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