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September: Fiona McFarlane, Adam Browne, Kirsten Krauth and Emily Prince


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Our first ever event was a Debut Monday. Three years on, it’s still going strong, introducing new Australian talent each month.

Whether it’s meeting Australia’s latest wunderkind or hearing an unknown quantity strike a bold new path, Debut Mondays is your chance to discover your next favourite author.

You’ll meet a selection of new voices – from Victoria and beyond – including a special guest in each session from Voiceworks magazine.

Pop down to the MOAT, our resident bar and cafe, to grab a drink or a meal – and be nourished and entertained by the pick of our latest storytelling crop.

This month, our guests are Fiona McFarlane, Adam Browne, Kirsten Krauth and Emily Prince.


Emily Prince

Emily Prince enjoys wordplay, procrastination and reading for pure comfort, in that order.

At other times, she scrapes through a Masters degree in Information Studies that is infinitely more sensible than the Writing and Literature degree she wishes she was doing instead.

Adam Browne

Adam Browne was born in 1963 and lives in Melbourne, Australia with his daughter, Harriet. His stories have been published widely. Pyrotechnicon: Being a True Account of Cyrano De Bergarac’s Further Adventures Among the States and Empires of the Stars, by Himself (dec’d) is his first novel. He r... Read more

Kirsten Krauth

Kirsten Krauth is a writer and podcaster based in Castlemaine. Her second novel Almost a Mirror, published in 2020, was shortlisted for the Penguin Literary Prize and named by The Guardian in ’The Best 20 Australian Books of 2020’. Her Almost a Mirror podcast series, inspired by the ’80s p... Read more

Fiona McFarlane

Fiona McFarlane’s debut novel is The Night Guest. Her short stories have been published in the New Yorker, Zoetrope, Southerly, the Missouri Review and Best Australian Short Stories. She lives in Sydney. Fiona was born in Sydney, Australia. She completed a BA in English at the University of Sydney... Read more


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