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In conversation with Jennifer Byrne: Helen Garner


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

‘It is astonishing how much shit a woman will cop in the interests of civic and domestic order.’ Helen Garner is a legend. Our poet-laureate of the acute observation, the award-winning novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist has made a peerless contribution to Australian letter... Read more


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