Real people, made-up books

I’ll be talking about From the wreck at this La Trobe University symposium, on a panel with Ilka Tampke (Skin) and Kate Mildenhall (Skylarking). It’ll be held at the university’s city campus and it’s free, but you do have to book.

Symposium: December 2016

Literary works have long taken historical figures as their subjects. Recently, a term has emerged to describe this approach and to group associated scholarly research: biofiction. The topic has fea…

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So many novellas, all in one place


If you’re in Melbourne and love being read to, come along to this event:

Viva La Novella Readings at The Wilde 
Presented by Seizure.

Winners of the Viva La Novella Prize will be reading from their books. Join us for a drink and a listen to the next generation of unique Australian literary voices.


Marlee Jane Ward reading from Welcome to Orphancorp
Jane Rawson reading from Formaldehyde
Christy Collins reading from The End of Seeing
Jane Jervis-Read reading from Midnight Blue and Endlessly Tall
Julie Proudfoot reading from The Neighbour
Nicole Smith reading from Sideshow
Rose Mulready reading from The Bonobo’s Dream
Hoa Pham reading from The Other Shore

Entry $2 for a chance to be in the door prize: a full set of Viva La Novella books, which includes:

The Bonobo’s Dream by Rose Mulready, Populate & Perish by George Haddad, Welcome to Orphancorp by Marlee Jane Ward, Formaldehyde by Jane Rawson, The End of Seeing by Christy Collins, The Neighbour by Julie Proudfoot, Sideshow by Nicole Smith, The Other Shore by Hoa Pham, Blood and Bones by Daniel Davis Wood, Midnight Blue and Endlessly Tall by Jane Jervis-Read

Thursday 15th December

The Wilde
153 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
(the number 86 Tram with get you almost to the door)

6.30 for a 7 o’clock start