Across March we’ll be Reading the City; shining a light on the many ways we understand and talk about Melbourne itself. From the city as an abstract concept to the physical landscape in all its permutations, we’ll be hearing from visual artists and architects, policy makers and designers, novelists and historians. The City of Literature becomes the focus, and you’ll never read it the same way again.
Melbourne on the Page
Jason Steger will chair the event, with Andrea Goldsmith, Joan London and Ross Mueller explaining how they convert our buildings, lanes and streets into sentences, paragraphs and pages.
The Good Parents, Joan London’s most recent novel, was published in April 2008 to acclaim. It has since reprinted three times, was the winner of the 2009 Christina Stead Prize for fiction in the NSW Premier’s Literary award and was shortlisted for the Age Fiction Book of the Year.
Ross Mueller is an Australian playwright, winner of the New York New Dramatists Playwright exchange for his play Concussion. In March 2009 it premiered at Sydney Theatre Company.
Jason Steger is books editor at The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald.
He was a regular panelist on ABC TV's The Book Club.