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Kalinda Ashton, Roger Averill, Claire Thomas and Chris Womersley


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Readers are spoilt for choice: bookshops are overflowing with the great, the good (and the rest), and it could not be harder to choose what to read next.

Every fortnight, let DEBUT MONDAYS be your guide. Come and have a glass of wine and discover the best new writers around.

Featuring readings by: Kalinda Ashton (The Danger Game, Sleepers) , Roger Averill (Keeping Faith, Transit Lounge), Claire Thomas (Fugitive Blue, A & U) and Chris Womersley (The Low Road, Scribe)


Kalinda Ashton

Kalinda Ashton’s first novel, The Danger Game, was published in August 2009 (Sleepers). Her short stories have been widely published, in literary journals and anthologies including Meanjin, The Sleepers Almanac, Overland, Strange and Hecate, and they have been broadcast on ABC Radio. Kalinda has a... Read more

Roger Averill

Roger Averill works as a freelance researcher, editor and writer. He is the author of Boy He Cry: An Island Odyssey, an account of his time spent living on the remote Melanesian island of Nuakata. The book was recently broadcast on ABC Radio Nationals’ First Person. His debut novel, Keeping Faith ... Read more

Claire Thomas

Claire Thomas has published short stories in various journals, including Meanjin, Island, Overland and Australian Short Stories. Fugitive Blue – which was longlisted for the 2009 Miles Franklin Award and the winner of the 2009 Dobbie Award – is her first novel. ... Read more

Chris Womersley

Chris Womersley is the bestselling author of the novels The Low Road, Bereft, Cairo, The Diplomat and City of Crows, and the short story collection A Lovely and Terrible Thing. He has been published in the UK, US and Europe, has received the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction, an Indie Awar... Read more


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