Melbourne City Reads
Allee Richards: Small Joys of Real Life
Set in inner-city Melbourne, Allee Richards’ just-released debut novel Small Joys of Real Life is already being described as a 21st-century Monkey Grip. Dealing with friendship, grief, self-absorption and desire, this contemporary work has been chosen as the inaugural title in the 2021 Melbourne City Reads initiative being supported by CBD bookshops, the City of Melbourne and the Victorian…
Melbourne City Reads
Celebrate local literary culture and the authors who shape it. Rediscover the world through writers’ eyes at monthly events, featuring authors discussing their new books. Supported by the City of Melbourne, Victorian Government and ABC Radio Melbourne.
Table Read: Love Serenade
Fall back in love with 1996’s Cannes Camera d’Or winner – Australia’s own darkly funny romance satire Love Serenade – at this live table read directed by Corrie Chen (Wentworth, New Gold Mountain).
Following the success of MIFF 68½’s John Sheedy–directed table read of Death in Brunswick, starring Paula Arundell, Daniel Henshall and John Leary, MIFF…
The Salon Series: Larissa Behrendt After Story extract
Larissa Behrendt’s latest book After Story sees a mother and daughter take the overseas trip of a lifetime. On their journey, they discover that their past isn’t quite behind them. Larissa will be in conversation with Yorta Yorta writer and broadcaster Daniel James at The Salon Series: Country and Culture event. Together they'll…
Sarah Krasnostein: The Believer
Join award-winning writer Sarah Krasnostein in conversation with Maria Tumarkin as they take a deep dive into the elusive, intangible act of believing.
With her award-winning debut The Trauma Cleaner, Krasnostein told the singular story of Sandra Pankhurst with deep empathy, clarity and curiosity. Now, in her second book The Believer, she explores the extraordinary beliefs and convictions…
The Next Big Thing
Inside Out Edition
At our May Next Big Thing event, step inside the stories and experiences of four writers whose work explores very different realms.
Ella Baxter’s novel New Animal follows a woman searching for solace in different worlds, Emily Spurr’s novel A Million Things ruminates on the secrets houses and families can conceal, while Sar Fegan’s piece ‘Root Rot’, published in the latest…
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