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Lunch with Kate Legge at Montalto


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Join award-winning journalist Kate Legge for lunch at Montalto as she explores the complex topic of infidelity.


In her latest work of non-fiction, renowned journalist and author Kate Legge turns her attention to the oft-taboo topic of infidelity. Drawing from her own experiences, Legge’s Infidelity and Other Affairs critically examines the concept of lifelong monogamy and explores whether the urge to be unfaithful can be considered a hereditary trait.

This June, the Wheeler Centre heads to Red Hill’s acclaimed winery Montalto for an intimate lunch and thought-provoking conversation between Legge and radio producer and presenter Elizabeth McCarthy. Together they will unpack Legge’s latest work, reflecting on the process of bringing personal experiences to the page, and the complexities of modern relationships and inherited histories.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to engage with one of Australia’s most respected journalists on a topic that is rarely discussed in public forums.

Presented in partnership with Montalto



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About the book

The bookseller for this event is Antipodes Bookshop and Gallery.

Books and Ideas at Montalto

Set at Montalto’s stunning Red Hill winery on the Mornington Peninsula, join some of Australia’s most beloved writers for an intimate discussion about their work – served with excellent food and wine, as a languorous lunchtime tips into a relaxed afternoon.


Books and Ideas at Montalto


Kate Legge

Kate Legge is an award winning journalist who has covered political and social affairs for 40 years. Her novel The Unexpected Elements of Love was listed for the Miles Franklin Award and her non fiction book, Kindred – A Cradle Mountain Love Story was a finalist in the Queensland Literary Awar... Read more

Elizabeth McCarthy

Elizabeth McCarthy is a Melbourne-based radio producer and presenter. Her book reviews can be heard on ABC Radio Melbourne. She was a judge for the 2021 Stella Prize, and was convenor of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Fiction 2019. She interviews writers and artists at live events and ... Read more



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