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Live-stream: Liam Pieper and Josephine Rowe


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Please note that this event will now be online only. You can tune in to the live-stream below from 6.15pm.

Two prolific Australian writers have recently published new works of fiction. Here Until August is Josephine Rowe’s collection of short stories; Liam Pieper’s latest novel is Sweetness and Light.

Rowe and Pieper have shared roots – in Melbourne’s writing community, and as Voiceworks editorial committee alumni. In recent years, both have enjoyed successful, critically-celebrated careers as authors. Rowe’s work has been longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and selected as a New York Times Editors’ Choice; her essays and stories have been published widely. Pieper’s memoir was shortlisted for the National Biography Award and the Ned Kelly Best True Crime award, and his debut novel received the Christina Stead Fiction Award.

Their latest books separately explore disquiet and uncertainty, the intoxicating effect of new surroundings, and characters suspended between choice and fate. In conversation for Double Booked Club, join Josephine Rowe and Liam Pieper for a chat about their recent books, their backlist titles, and the processes of writing, reading and storycraft.

Want to prepare? Ahead of the event, you can read a short story, ‘Anything Remarkable’, from Here Until August by Josephine Rowe (courtesy Black Inc.) and an extract from Sweetness and Light by Liam Pieper (courtesy Penguin Random House). We’ll share these here closer to the date of the event.

Watch and participate from wherever you are – the event will be live-streamed on this page.




Ronnie Scott

Ronnie Scott’s first novel The Adversary was shortlisted for a Queensland Literary Award and the ALS Gold Medal; his second novel, Shirley, will be published in February. He teaches Creative Writing at RMIT.

Josephine Rowe

Josephine Rowe was born in 1984 in Rockhampton and raised in Melbourne. Her novel, A Loving, Faithful Animal, was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award, selected as a New York Times Editors’ Choice and led to her being named a 2017 Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist. Her work has... Read more

Liam Pieper

Liam Pieper is an author and journalist. His first book was a memoir, The Feel-Good Hit of the Year, shortlisted for the National Biography Award and the Ned Kelly Best True Crime award. His second was the Penguin Special Mistakes Were Made, a volume of humorous essays. He was co-recipient of the 20... Read more


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