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Dennis Glover: Thaw


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Hear from acclaimed Australian writer Dennis Glover about his captivating new adventure novel Thaw – an exploration of the human spirit set on the coldest and driest continent on the planet.

About the Event

For Melbourne City Reads, Dennis Glover, author of The Last Man in Europe and Factory 19, and one of Australia’s leading speechwriters and political commentators, sits down with Ramona Koval to share the inspiration, research and thought-provoking ideas behind his new novel Thaw.

Taking as its inspiration the ill-fated 1912 Antarctic expedition undertaken by British explorer Robert Falcon Scott, and coupling it with a contemporary tale about climate change, Thaw examines the unfathomable power of the natural world, and the enduring resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity.


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About the book

The bookseller for this event is Paperback Books.

About Melbourne City Reads

Celebrate local literary culture and the authors who shape it. Rediscover the world through writers’ eyes at monthly events, featuring authors discussing their new books.

The Melbourne City Reads initiative is a collaboration with Melbourne city bookshops Dymocks Collins Street, Hill of ContentMary Martin BookshopPaperback Bookshop, and Readings.

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Dennis Glover

Dennis Glover was educated at Monash and Cambridge universities, and he has made a career as one of Australia’s leading speechwriters and political commentators. His first novel, The Last Man in Europe, was published around the world in multiple editions and was nominated for several literary ... Read more

Ramona Koval

Ramona Koval is a writer who has worked as a journalist and broadcaster. Her most recent books are A Letter to Layla: Travels to our Deep Past and Near Future, Bloodhound: Searching For My Father, and By the Book: A Reader’s Guide to Life (all published by Text). She was the editor of two volumes ... Read more


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