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Dinner with Bonnie Garmus: Lessons in Chemistry


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Best-selling author Bonnie Garmus unpacks her captivating debut novel, Lessons in Chemistry, over an intimate two-course dinner and drinks at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins.

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About the Event

At this exclusive dinner event, acclaimed novelist Bonnie Garmus will be in conversation with broadcaster and Lessons in Chemistry superfan Virginia Trioli. Together, they will take audiences behind the scenes of this breakthrough novel, as they discuss how Lessons in Chemistry examines the gender pay gap, misogyny in the workplace and women’s rights. Hear from a literary great while enjoying stunning views of Melbourne’s city skyline and a delicious two-course dinner with wine, beer and soft drinks included.

Bonnie Garmus’s debut novel transports readers to 1960s California. Elizabeth Zott – single mother and brilliant chemist – unexpectedly finds herself hosting a television cooking show, and changes hearts and minds in the process. Laugh-out-loud funny, shrewdly observant, and studded with a dazzling cast of supporting characters, Lessons in Chemistry is as original and vibrant as its protagonist.

Gather your book club for this unique opportunity to hear from one of the most extraordinary literary success stories of recent years.


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About the Book

The bookseller for this event is Readings.



Bonnie Garmus

Bonnie Garmus is the author of Lessons in Chemistry, a number-one global bestseller and winner of several national and international awards, including Barnes & Noble’s Book of the Year, Hay Festival’s Book of the Year, Goodreads Choice Award Debut of the Year, British Book Awards Author of ... Read more

Virginia Trioli

Two-time Walkley Award winner, Virginia Trioli has an established reputation as a radio host, television presenter, news reporter, features writer and columnist. She currently anchors ABC News Breakfast on ABC 1 and ABC News 24. Virginia is an honours graduate in Fine Arts from the University of Mel... Read more


Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, West Tower Suite

Sofitel Melbourne on Collins (West Tower Suite), 25 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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