The Book Club
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The Wheeler Centre is delighted to partner with the Centre for Adult Education (CAE) Book Groups the largest network of organised book clubs in the country.
The days when reading was thought of as a solitary activity are long gone. Sure, curling up alone with a book is all well and good, but the real fun kicks in when you get a chance to talk about what you’ve read with other book-lovers. In partnership with CAE Book Groups we’re offering our own occasional book club - this is your opportunity to join us to discuss a set book with fellow readers and the incomparable Alan Brough.
Join us for The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery.
Stephanie Trigg is a professor in English at the University of Melbourne. She has published widely and has written or edited several books on medieval and Australian literature. She also publishes a blog.
Toni Jordan is the author of four novels. The international bestseller Addition (2008) was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick, and was longlisted for the Miles Franklin award. Fall Girl (2010) was published internationally and has been optioned for film, while Nine Days (2012) was awarded Best Fiction at the 2012 Indie Awards, shortlisted for the ABIA Best General Fiction award and named in Kirkus Review’s Top 10 Historical Novels of 2013. Her latest novel is Our Tiny, Useless Hearts (2016). Toni has been published widely in newspapers and magazines.
Sean Dooley is a Melbourne author who works as a television comedy writer. He has a weekly spot with 3RRR Breakfasters and regularly contributes to The Age and ABC radio about birds, the environment, sport and, well, anything really.
Alan Brough was born in New Zealand and is quite a bit older than he'd like to be. Alan has always loved books and, from an early age, wanted to be a writer. Then he and his Dad went to see Star Wars and Alan decided that, actually, he really, really, really, really, really wanted to be an actor.
After having been an actor for a while Alan realised there wasn't that much work for a 6'4" guy with a slightly lopsided face and thick curly hair so he tried his hand at directing, broadcasting, composing, dancing (true!), singing and, in an unexpected turn of events, being a professional music nerd.
Recently, he got around to being a writer.
One day he hopes to have a bio that includes phrases like 'bestselling', 'award-winning' and 'so successful that he recently bought a solid gold toilet' but, until then, he's just happy to look at his copy of Charlie and the War Against the Grannies and think: 'Cool! I wrote a book!'
With Alan Brough.
The Wheeler Centre is delighted to partner with the CAE Book Clubs - the largest network of organised book clubs in the country.
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