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In conversation with Jennifer Byrne: Helen Garner


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Across 2010, we’ll present a series of very special nights with celebrated journalist, broadcaster and writer Jennifer Byrne, one of the country’s foremost interviewers and host of the ‘First Tuesday Book Club’.

Jennifer’s first event will be with Helen Garner, one of Australia’s finest writers.

Her 1977 debut Monkey Grip is a modern classic.

In 2008, after 15 years of acclaimed non-fiction including The First Stone and Joe Cinque’s Consolation, she returned to fiction with the award-winning The Spare Room.


Jennifer Byrne

Jennifer Byrne is a senior journalist and broadcaster who has worked in all arms of the media: print, radio and television. Having done her cadetship at the Age and worked on UK’s Fleet Street, she was a founding reporter with Channel Nine’s Sunday programme and spent some 12 years traveling the... Read more

Helen Garner

Helen Garner writes novels, stories, screenplays and works of non-fiction. In 2006 she received the inaugural Melbourne Prize for Literature, and in 2016 she won the prestigious Windham–Campbell Literature Prize for non-fiction and the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award. In 2019 she was hon... Read more


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