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Sharlene Allsopp: The Great Undoing 


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Sharlene Allsopp discusses her dystopian debut novel, The Great Undoing.

About the Event

Inspired equally by real life and the possibilities of the future, Sharlene Allsopp’s debut novel The Great Undoing investigates truth, identity and historical reckoning.

In the near future, all identity information is encoded in digital language. Nations know where everyone is, all the time. Scarlet Friday’s job is to correct historical record. When she is stranded on the other side of the world amidst a global digital collapse and discovers an old history book with fading text, she decides to embed a new history into its pages.

An exciting new voice in Australia’s literary landscape, Allsopp is an alumnus of The Wheeler Centre’s Next Chapter program. Join the author as she launches her new work with host Robert Watkins and special guest, poet Tim Loveday.


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The bookseller for this event is Amplify Bookstore.


Sharlene Allsopp

Sharlene Allsopp was born and raised on Bundjalung country and dreams of capturing that elusive perfect sentence—preferably liquored up in a Champagne field in France. She studies Writing and Literature at the University of Queensland, and loves her role as an occasional tutor with the ATSIS Unit ... Read more

Tim Loveday

Tim Loveday is a multi-award-winning poet, writer, educator and clown lark. As the recipient of a 2021 Next Chapter Fellowship and 2022 Writing Space Fellowship, his work explores class, masculinity, rurality and climate collapse. In 2023, Tim won the Venie Holmgren Environmental Poetry Award, was s... Read more

Robert Watkins

Publishing Director of Ultimo Press, Robert Watkins, has over 20 years experience in the Australian book industry having worked in book retail, sales, marketing, publicity, publishing and more recently as Head of Literary at Hachette Australia. Robert’s love for a good story well told has led ... Read more


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