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Sloane Crosley: Cult Classic


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Join New York Times-bestselling author Sloane Crosley live in conversation for an evening exploring the sharp comic edges of reality, writing the surreal and the fear of running into your ex. 


From her much-loved essay collections, I Was Told There Would Be Cake, How Did You Get This Number and Look Alive Out There, to her bestselling novel, The Clasp, Sloane Crosley’s acerbic humour and observational wit has garnered her critical and popular acclaim.

Now, in her second novel Cult Classic, Crosley takes readers on a surreal journey through New York City as a woman runs into a former boyfriend, then another ex, and then another … until it seems all of Manhattan is filled with the ghosts of romance past.

This March, join Sloane Crosley live in conversation with host Jaclyn Crupi as they discuss Cult Classic, modern romance, and whether happy endings are possible in an age when the past is ever at your fingertips.

Sloane Crosley appears in partnership with Adelaide Writers’ Week and Sydney Opera House’s All About Women festival.



This event is supported by the Melbourne City Revitalisation Fund, a Victorian Government and City of Melbourne partnership.


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The bookseller for this event is Hill of Content Bookshop.


Sloane Crosley

Sloane Crosley is the author of The New York Times bestselling essay collections, I Was Told There’d Be Cake (a 2009 finalist for The Thurber Prize for American Humor) and How Did You Get This Number, as well as Look Alive Out There (a 2019 finalist for The Thurber Prize for American Humor) and th... Read more

Jaclyn Crupi

Jaclyn Crupi is a book editor, project manager, event host and bookseller. Jaclyn has worked in publishing and bookselling since 2002. She has a Bachelor of Arts (English and Cinema Studies) from Melbourne University and a Graduate Diploma in Editing and Publishing from RMIT. Jaclyn has written nume... Read more


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