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Suzanne McCourt, Spiri Tsintziras, Darrell Pitt and Robbie Coburn

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There has been an explosion of vibrant new writing talent in Australia of late, and since we opened our doors, the Wheeler Centre has been right at the heart of the 21st century literary zeitgeist. Our first ever event was a Debut Monday, showcasing exciting new authors.

The Next Big Thing is the evolution of that event. We’ve broadened our horizons to present to you not only first time authors, but also those dedicated scribes with several books to their name. These are the names we believe should be on everyone’s lips, the authors we love, but who may have slipped under your radar. Join us to discover them before everyone else does!

If you plan on making a night out of it, the MOAT offers a pre-event package from 5 – 6pm: $20 for a meal and a glass of wine. Bookings essential; call (03) 9094 7820 or email info@themoat.com.au.

Featuring

Darrell Pitt

Darrell Pitt began his lifelong appreciation of Victorian literature when he read the Sherlock Holmes stories as a child, quickly moving on to H.G. Wells and Jules Verne. This early reading led to a love of comics, science fiction and all things geeky. Darrell is now married with one daughter. He li... Read more

Suzanne McCourt

Suzanne McCourt lives in Melbourne. The Lost Child is her first novel.

Robbie Coburn

Robbie Coburn lives in the small farming district of Woodstock in rural Victoria. His first full collection of poems, Rain Season, was published by Picaro Press in 2013.

Spiri Tsintziras

Spiri Tsintziras has a keen interest in people and their stories. Her background is in social work and freelance journalism. She has worked in marketing, publishing and policy roles for more than 15 years and now runs the communications business Writing Spirit. Spiri has had numerous stories about f... Read more

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The Moat

176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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