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Rebecca Makkai Has Some Questions

‘When we fixate on a certain story in the media, the details of this one murder, what are we actually talking about? The systems of power, who has power, who gets to control the narrative, how does race play into it, very often does, how does gender play into it, very often does’ – Rebecca Makkai.

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The author of The Great Believers and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Rebecca Makkai is back with an explosive new work. Described by the New York Times as ‘spellbinding’, I Have Some Questions for You is part campus novel, part true-crime podcast investigation, all told through the lens of the #MeToo era.

Join Makkai and host Rachael Brown as they reckon with the past and interrogate just how deep our obsession with true crime runs.



This event was presented in partnership with RMIT Culture.

It was recorded on Saturday 14 October 2023 at The Capitol as part of Spring Fling.


Spring Fling was proudly supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and the Melbourne City Revitalisation Fund. Special thanks to official bookseller Readings and accommodation partner The Sofitel.

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