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Shirley Hazzard’s The Transit of Venus

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This Australian classic follows the lives of two Australian orphans, Caro and Grace Bell, who move to England in search of a better life. It’s a heartbreaking tale of unrequited passionate longing.

Michelle De Kretser will talk about her love for Shirley Hazzard’s masterpiece.

Featuring

James Ley

James Ley holds a PhD in English literature from the University of Western Sydney. He has been a professional literary critic for fifteen years. His work has appeared in many publications, including the Age, the Australian, the Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Book Review and the Times Literary Sup... Read more

Michelle de Kretser

Michelle de Kretser was born in Sri Lanka, educated in Melbourne and Paris, and lives in Sydney. Her novels have won numerous awards, including the 2013 Miles Franklin Literary Award for Questions of Travel. Her new book, Springtime: A Ghost Story, will be published in November 2014. ... Read more

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The Wheeler Centre

176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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