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Miles Allinson: In Moonland

Set across present-day Melbourne, 1970s India and a not-too-distant future where climate change has ravaged both landscape and human hope, In Moonland is a portrait of one family across three generations, all grappling with their own mortality. This second novel from Melbourne writer Miles Allinson (Fever of Animals) has been praised by Helen Garner for its 'curious daring beauty’.

Exploring their individual struggles for meaning, as well as the reverberating effects of family bonds, In Moonland has been chosen as the September book in the 2021 Melbourne City Reads initiative supported by inner-city bookshops.

Allinson will join Toni Jordan to discuss the novel’s themes: filial love, utopian aspiration and environmental threat.

Melbourne City Reads is supported by the City of Melbourne, Victorian Government and ABC Radio Melbourne

The online bookseller for this event is Hill of Content Bookshop.

Miles Allinson: In Moonland


Portrait of Miles Allinson

Miles Allinson

Miles Allinson is a writer, an artist and the author of the multi award-winning novel Fever of Animals. He lives in Melbourne.

Portrait of Toni Jordan

Toni Jordan

Toni Jordan is the author of five novels. The international bestseller Addition was a Richard and Judy Bookclub pick and was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Fall Girl was published internationally and has been optioned for film, and Nine Days was awarded Best Fiction at the Indie Awards, was shortlisted for the ABIA Best General Fiction award, and was named in Kirkus Review’s top 10 Historical Novels of 2013. Our Tiny, Useless Hearts was shortlisted for the Voss Literary Prize 2017 and longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award 2018. Toni’s latest book is the literary mystery The Fragments. She lives in Melbourne.

Melbourne City Reads

This spring, we’re presenting Melbourne City Reads: a celebration of local literary culture and the authors who shape it. Rediscover the world through writers’ eyes at monthly events, featuring authors discussing their new books.

Supported by the City of Melbourne, Victorian Government and ABC Radio Melbourne


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