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Books and Ideas at Montalto

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at Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove

Malcolm Knox

Malcolm Knox is a writer of remarkable range.

In his non-fiction, he’s investigated the history of mining in Australia, the jury system, the ice epidemic, Australia’s supermarket duopoly and Greg Chappell. As a novelist, his award-winning books have explored surfing, celebrity, mental illness and male friendship. He is a Walkley award-winning journalist who has served as both literary editor and chief cricket correspondent at different stages of his career at the Sydney Morning Herald.

His latest book is another work of fiction. The Wonder Lover, the story of John Wonder, a man with three secret families, is as audacious as it is original and as joyful as it is accomplished.

In conversation with Christos Tsiolkas, Knox will discuss his many and varied fascinations from surfing to supermarket giants to secret lives. 

Who?

Portrait of Malcolm Knox

Malcolm Knox

Malcolm Knox is the author of Summerland, A Private Man and Jamaica, which was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Award last year and won the Colin Roderick Award. He is also a Walkley Award-winning journalist and author of many non-fiction titles, including Supermarket Monsters: The Price of Coles and Woolworths' Dominance

Portrait of Christos Tsiolkas

Christos Tsiolkas

Christos Tsiolkas is the author of four novels, winning the 2009 Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for the Best Book for South East Asia and the Pacific region and the 2009 ALS Gold Medal for his latest novel, The Slap.

Books and Ideas at Montalto

Why go postal when you can go coastal?

On seven Fridays throughout the year, from March to October, the Wheeler Centre brings the best of Australian writing to the Mornington Peninsula. Swap the hustle of the city for an unhurried, immersive look at the stories behind the stories – all while enjoying outstanding food and wine, fascinating company and the opportunity to hear from writers in an intimate and relaxed setting.

Share in Books and Ideas at Montalto – perfect for lovers of fine writing, good conversation and great wine.

Season passes for 2018 are now available, with our first event slated to feature Robyn Davidson. Reserve your place at seven events in the series, each inclusive of food, with wine charged on consumption. $490 plus 30c booking fee.

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