On the Road

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at Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre


Ramona Koval has benignly ruled the literary airwaves for years, entering lounge rooms across the country as host of ABC Radio National’s The Book Show. Find out how books have made her who she is – and which ones she loves most – as she discusses By the Book: A Reader’s Guide to Life.

Ramona will share the authors who have written themselves into her life, from Oliver Sacks to Christina Stead, and talk reading, poetry, travel and love. Release your inner book nerd with our first lady of letters.

Ramona will be in conversation with Cate Kennedy.


Portrait of Cate Kennedy

Cate Kennedy

Cate Kennedy is the author of the highly acclaimed novel The World Beneath, which won the People’s Choice Award in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards in 2010. She is an award-winning short-story writer whose work has been published widely.

Portrait of Ramona Koval

Ramona Koval

Ramona Koval is a writer, journalist, broadcaster and editor.  She is an Honorary Fellow at the centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne.

On the Road

We can’t wait to get back on the road again – bringing some of our favourite writers to regional Victoria. We’ll be packing up the car with books and authors, travelling from country to coast … and making sure Melbourne doesn’t get all the literary fun. Look out for our bootful of books – coming to a town near you.


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