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Featuring Vivienne Kelly, Joel Magarey, Steven O’Connor, Emmett Stinson


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Under the spotlight for our first winter Debut Mondays event: Vivienne Kelly’s gothic morality tale Cooee,
Steven O’Connor’s high-tech book for kids Elemental, Joel Magarey’s funny and poignant adventure memoir
Exposure, and the next instalment in Affirm Press’ Long Story Shorts Series, Known Unknowns by Emmett


Joel Magarey

Joel Magarey is a former journalist who works as a writer with his first book published this year. Exposure: a Journey is his memoir of love and travel with a sharp psychological edge.Joel’s short fiction and poetry have beenpublished by a variety of literary magazines, including Meanjin, Overland... Read more

Vivienne Kelly

Vivienne Kelly has spent most of her working life as a university administrator, and is currently a freelance researcher based in Melbourne. Her fiction has appeared in Best Australian Stories, and in 2008 she won The Australian Women’s Weekly/Penguin short story competition. Cooee is her first no... Read more

Steven O'Connor

Originally from Luton, England, he now lives in Melbourne, Australia with his wife, two teenage children and Sparks, his ever-attentive, ever-hungry Cavalier King Charles spaniel. He rides on Melbourne’s trams everyday. He spends his time writing, reading, playing music, going on family outings an... Read more


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