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Booked Out: Geraldine Brooks at Montalto


This event is currently booked out.

Geraldine Brooks is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist behind works such as March, Year of Wonders and Foreign Correspondence. Her latest release, Horse, is a sweeping narrative that weaves together three encounters with Lexington, the greatest racehorse in US history, to explore the legacy of racism and slavery in America.

Over a warming wintry lunch at Montalto, with produce straight from the kitchen garden, Brooks will join Santilla Chingaipe for a discussion about Horse, what drew her to the story of Lexington, as well as her own illustrious career.

Presented in partnership with Montalto.


This event is currently booked out.

Ticket: $120, plus $4.40 booking fee.
Ticket and book (collected at event): $160, plus $4.40 booking fee.
Tickets are inclusive of a two-course shared lunch. Beverages will be charged on consumption.

We’re taking part in the Victorian Entertainment Program. 

This means you can claim back 25% of eligible purchases (up to $125) when you spend $40 or more!  Just keep your receipt and apply for your rebate at at the Victorian Entertainment Program website. Act fast! The program will close once funds are exhausted.



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About the book

The bookseller for this event is Antipodes Bookshop and Gallery.

Books and Ideas at Montalto

Where the literary meets the culinary.

You, a good book, a glass of wine, delicious food. Together as you were always meant to be. But with a wonderfully rich extra ingredient: a stimulating conversation with your favourite author.

Set at Montalto’s stunning Red Hill winery on the Mornington Peninsula, join some of Australia’s most beloved writers for an intimate discussion about their work – served with excellent food and wine, as a languorous lunchtime tips into a relaxed afternoon.


Books and Ideas at Montalto


Geraldine Brooks

Australian-born Geraldine Brooks is an author and journalist who grew up in Sydney’s western suburbs. She worked for the Sydney Morning Herald and in 1982 she won the Greg Shackleton scholarship to the journalism master’s program at Columbia University. Later she worked for the Wall S... Read more

Santilla Chingaipe

Santilla Chingaipe is a journalist and filmmaker whose work explores migration, cultural identities and politics. She is a regular contributor to the Saturday Paper, and serves as a member of the Federal Government’s Advisory Group on Australia-Africa Relations (AGAAR).  Chingaipe wrote and direc... Read more



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