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Toni Jordan at Coburg Library
Toni Jordan

Meet Toni Jordan and learn all about her wonderful new romantic comedy, Our Tiny, Useless Hearts.

Toni Jordan is the author of four novels. The international bestseller Addition (2008), was a Richard and Judy Bookclub pick and was longlisted for the Miles Franklin award. Fall Girl (2010) was published internationally and has been optioned for film, and Nine Days was awarded Best Fiction at the 2012 Indie Awards, was shortlisted for the ABIA Best General Fiction award and was named in Kirkus Review’s top 10 Historical Novels of 2013. 

Our Tiny, Useless Hearts examines our anxieties around relationships and families through a wild farce of love affairs and family complexity.

Contact Coburg Library for more information on 9353 4000.

Arnold Zable at Avenue Bookstore, Elsternwick
Arnold Zable

Avenue Bookstore is delighted to present acclaimed Melbourne writer Arnold Zable in conversation with Tim Byrne, reading from and discussing his new book, The Fighter, a moving and poetic portrait of a compassionate man—and a window into Melbourne’s recent past.

Arnold Zable is a highly acclaimed novelist, storyteller, educator and human rights advocate. His books include Jewels and Ashes, The Fig Tree, Café Scheherazade, Scraps of Heaven, Sea of Many Returns and Violin Lessons. He lives in Melbourne.

Bookings essential to: rsvp@avenuebookstore.com.au

Toni Jordan at Sam Merrifield Library
Toni Jordan

Meet Toni Jordan and learn all about her wonderful new romantic comedy, Our Tiny, Useless Hearts.

Toni Jordan is the author of four novels. The international bestseller Addition (2008), was a Richard and Judy Bookclub pick and was longlisted for the Miles Franklin award. Fall Girl (2010) was published internationally and has been optioned for film, and Nine Days was awarded Best Fiction at the 2012 Indie Awards, was shortlisted for the ABIA Best General Fiction award and was named in Kirkus Review’s top 10 Historical Novels of 2013. 

Our Tiny, Useless Hearts examines our anxieties around relationships and families through a wild farce of love affairs and family complexity.

Contact Sam Merrifield Library for more information on 8325 1950.

Hannie Rayson at the Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival
Hannie Rayson

The Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival is the biggest literary event in regional Western Australia. This year over fifty poets, authors, playwrights, journalists, comedians, illustrators, magazine editors, screen writers and radio hosts will be attending.

Don't miss the opportunity to meet Text author Hannie Rayson at the Festival.

Hannie Rayson is a playwright and screenwriter. Her works—including Hotel Sorrento, Inheritance and Life After George—have been performed around Australia and internationally. She has been awarded two Australian Writers’ Guild Awards, four Helpmann Awards, two NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and a Victorian Premier’s Literary Award. Her play Life After George was the first play to be nominated for the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Hannie lives in Melbourne.

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Arnold Zable and Rod Jones at Fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne
fortyfivedownstairs

SHORTS@45 returns with new stories from old friends.

One of Melbourne’s favourite writers Arnold Zable will read from his new book The Fighter, a moving and poetic portrait of a compassionate man—and a window into Melbourne’s recent past.

Acclaimed novelist Rod Jones will share a reading from his novel The Mothers, an intimate portrait of three generations of Australian women who learn that it’s the stories we can’t tell that continue to shape us and make us who we are.

SHORTS@45 is supported by Australian Book Review, Collins Booksellers and Hill of Content.

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Toni Jordan at Duart Homestead, Maffra
Toni Jordan

Collins Booksellers invite you to a literary dinner with Toni Jordan at the Duart Homestead in Maffra.

Meet Toni Jordan and learn all about her new romantic comedy, Our Tiny, Useless Hearts. Toni Jordan brings all her wit, intelligence and flair to this latest novel, which examines our anxieties around families and relationships through a wild farce of love affairs and family complexity.

Toni Jordan is the author of four novels. The international bestseller Addition (2008), was a Richard and Judy Bookclub pick and was longlisted for the Miles Franklin award. Fall Girl (2010) was published internationally and has been optioned for film, and Nine Days was awarded Best Fiction at the 2012 Indie Awards, was shortlisted for the ABIA Best General Fiction award and was named in Kirkus Review’s top 10 Historical Novels of 2013.

For further details and bookings, contact Collins Booksellers on: (03) 5144 6262.

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Toni Jordan at Maitland City Library
Toni Jordan

Toni Jordan’s books are masterpieces of romantic comedy. Her latest novel Our Tiny, Useless Hearts will delight fans. It is a hilarious comedy about love and marriage. Once again, the author brings all her wit, wisdom and flair to this brilliant and funny novel.

Her previous books include the international best seller Addition, the Indie Award winning book for best fiction, Nine Days, and Fall Girl, which has now been opted for film.

Come and hear Toni talk about her books and writing.

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Toni Jordan at Cessnock Library
Toni Jordan

Meet Toni Jordan and learn all about her wonderful new romantic comedy, Our Tiny, Useless Hearts.

Toni Jordan is the author of four novels. The international bestseller Addition (2008), was a Richard and Judy Bookclub pick and was longlisted for the Miles Franklin award. Fall Girl (2010) was published internationally and has been optioned for film, and Nine Days was awarded Best Fiction at the 2012 Indie Awards, was shortlisted for the ABIA Best General Fiction award and was named in Kirkus Review’s top 10 Historical Novels of 2013. 

Our Tiny, Useless Hearts examines our anxieties around relationships and families through a wild farce of love affairs and family complexity.

Contact Cessnock Library for more information on 02 4993 4399.

Arnold Zable at St Kilda Library
Arnold Zable

Come along to hear Arnold Zable talk about his new book, The Fighter, a moving and poetic portrait of a compassionate man—and a window into Melbourne’s recent past.

Arnold Zable is a highly acclaimed novelist, storyteller, educator and human rights advocate. His books include Jewels and Ashes, The Fig Tree, Café Scheherazade, Scraps of Heaven, Sea of Many Returns and Violin Lessons. He lives in Melbourne.

For further details and bookings, contact the library on (03) 9209 6655.

Kate Grenville at the Woodend Winter Arts Festival
Kate Grenville

The Woodend Winter Arts Festival brings together acclaimed Australian and international talent with the music, literary and arts community of the stunning Macedon Ranges. The result is a world-class showcase of vibrant, traditional and thought-provoking performances and events in the heart of one of Victoria’s best food and wine regions.

Author Kate Grenville will talk about her books and writing, with journalist Helen Elliott.

Kate Grenville is one of Australia’s most loved authors. Her works include the international bestselling The Secret RiverThe Idea of Perfection and The Lieutenant. Kate’s latest work is One Life, a deeply moving homage to her mother. Her novels have won many awards both in Australia and the UK, several have been made into major feature films, and all have been translated into European and Asian languages.

Helen Elliott is an arts and literary journalist. She writes for the AgeAustralian and The Monthly. She is interested in literary fiction and most recently is absorbed in writing about the work of Elena Ferrante.

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