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Jock Serong is known as an author of gripping books about crime and catastrophe. His stories spark and seethe with tense emotional and political detail, often drawing on his other skills – in law, and in surf writing. He’s won wide critical acclaim for Quota, On the Java Ridge and The Rules of Backyard Cricket.

Serong’s latest, Preservation, takes readers through a different kind of crime writing – this time set in 1797, and based on the true story of the shipwrecked Sydney Cove. It follows Lieutenant Joshua Grayling’s investigation of the wreck, its three terribly injured survivors, and their encounters with an unfamiliar land.

At Montalto, Jock Serong will chat with Elizabeth McCarthy about Preservation, human misdeeds, and the search for truth amid conflicting accounts.

Presented in partnership with Montalto.

Antipodes Bookshop and Gallery will be our bookseller at this event.

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Jock Serong

Jock Serong is a novelist and was previously a lawyer and the founding editor of Great Ocean Quarterly. Between novels he writes freelance for outlets such as The Monthly, Surfing World and The Guardian. Jock lives on Victoria’s southwest coast and is passionate about the literary potential of ... Read more

Elizabeth McCarthy

 Elizabeth McCarthy has worked as a producer and presenter in radio for 20 years. She produces the breakfast show at Australia’s biggest independent broadcaster, 3RRR, and reviews books on 3RRR and ABC Radio Melbourne. In 2019 she was the convenor of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for F... Read more

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Montalto

33 Shoreham Road Red Hill South Victoria 3937

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