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Jane Caro at Montalto


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Bookings close Wednesday 15 June at 5pm.

Jane Caro is one of Australia’s most respected writers, social commentators and – as of the 2022 Federal Election – a political candidate for the Reason Australia Party. She’s published 12 books, including her memoir, Plain Speaking Jane, and a trilogy for young adults about the life of Elizabeth Tudor.

Her latest release The Mother is her first novel for adults. An absorbing thriller, The Mother follows recently widowed real estate agent Miriam, as she goes to any length to protect her daughter and grandchildren from the insidious effects of coercive control.

Over lunch and wine at Montalto, Caro will join host Louise Swinn to discuss her career as a public figure and first foray into literary fiction.

The bookseller for this event is Antipodes Bookshop and Gallery.

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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


Jane Caro

Jane Caro AM is a Walkley Award-winning Australian columnist, author, novelist, broadcaster, advertising writer, documentary maker, feminist and social commentator. Jane appears frequently on Q&A, The Drum and Sunrise. She has created and presented five documentary series for ABC’s Compass... Read more

Louise Swinn

Louise Swinn is a journalist, editor, critic and writer, co-founder of Sleepers independent publishers, the Small Press Network, and the Stella Prize. Louise edited Choice Words (Allen & Unwin, 2019), a collection of pieces demystifying abortion, and currently works as a journalist with the Aust... Read more



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