Ahead of the 2020 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, join us at MPavilion for a special book club celebrating this year’s Fiction shortlist.
You’ll hear from a line-up of speakers, including Cher Tan, Jaclyn Crupi and Bridget Caldwell, who’ll each reflect on one of the five shortlisted titles: Act of Grace by Anna Krien, Damascus by Christos Tsiolkas, Simpson Returns by Wayne Macauley, The House of Youssef by Yumna Kassab and The Yield by Tara June Winch. Then, you’ll have the chance to share your own thoughts and questions.
This is a free event.
Presented in partnership with MPavilion.
Cher Tan is a writer and critic in Birraranga/Melbourne, via Kaurna Yerta/Adelaide and Singapore. Her work has appeared in Meanjin, Westerly, the Lifted Brow, Swampland and Overland, among others. She is the author of cultural criticism food/book journal Cooking The Books, and is Kill Your Darlings' 2019 New Critic.
Jaclyn Crupi is a bookseller, specialising in fiction, at Hill of Content Bookshop in Melbourne and a freelance book editor and project manager. She has written several children’s books ranging from board books for babies to series fiction for middle graders to craft kits for tweens and teens.
Bridget Caldwell-Bright is a Jingili Mudburra writer and editor based in Melbourne. She works as a freelance editor for Hardie Grant Books as well as commissioning editor for literary journal the Lifted Brow. She was previously co-editor for Archer magazine’s First Nations Edition and managing editor for Blak Brow, a Black Women's Collective edition of the Lifted Brow.
Chris Somerville is the author of the short story collection We Are Not The Same Anymore. He is a former Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow and his work has appeared in Best Australian Stories, Paper Radio, Griffith Review and the Lifted Brow.
Justine Hyde is a writer, critic and librarian who lives in Melbourne. Her criticism, essays and short fiction are published in the Age/Sydney Morning Herald, the Saturday Paper, Meanjin, LitHub, Electric Literature, Kill Your Darlings and a range of anthologies.