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Lunch with Pip Williams at Montalto


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Enjoy a wintry long lunch with acclaimed author Pip Williams as she discusses her latest novel, The Bookbinder of Jericho, and revisits history through the eyes of women.

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Australian author Pip Williams attracted international acclaim for her first novel The Dictionary of Lost Words. Spun from original research in the Oxford English Dictionary archives, it explored gender bias in the creation of history and language, set against the backdrop of the women’s suffrage movement and the Great War.

To celebrate the release of her follow-up work, The Bookbinder of Jericho, join Williams and host Kate Mildenhall for an intimate conversation at award-winning winery Montalto. Over a long lunch, Williams will speak about the runaway success of her fiction debut, the experience of seeing her work adapted into a stage play, and the creative process of bringing history to the page for a global readership.

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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


Pip Williams

Pip Williams was born in London, grew up in Sydney, and now lives in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia with her family and an assortment of animals. She has spent most of her working life as a social researcher, studying what keeps us well and what helps us thrive, and she is the author of One ... Read more

Kate Mildenhall

Kate Mildenhall is a writer and teacher. Her debut novel, Skylarking, was longlisted for Debut Fiction in The Indie Book Awards 2017 and the 2017 Voss Literary Award and her bestselling The Mother Fault was longlisted for the 2021 ABIA General Fiction Book of the Year and shortlisted for the 2020 Au... Read more



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