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.
Meet author Toni Jordan and discover her hilarious 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. Her latest novel is Our Tiny, Useless Hearts (2016). Toni has been widely published in newspapers and magazines.
For more information and bookings call 03 9819 1917.
Harnessing the exquisite timing of the great comedies to the narrative power and emotional intelligence for which she is famous, Toni Jordan brings all her wit, wisdom and flair to the brilliant, hilarious new novel, 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. Her latest novel is Our Tiny, Useless Hearts (2016).
For more information and bookings call 03 9689 0661.
The 2016 Wordstorm Festival in Darwin brings you three days and four nights of writing, culture and ideas based on this year's theme—the fabric of family.
Eka Kurniawan, who has been described by the Jakarta Post as ‘one of the few influential writers in Indonesia’, will discuss his epic novel, Beauty is a Wound, which was translated into English last year.
Our Tiny, Useless Hearts is a madcap romantic comedy set in one house over the course of a weekend. It is wonderfully hilarious and heart warming. Don’t miss it.
For further details and bookings, contact the library on (03) 9395 7966.
Life was better when you were a child. For one thing, people read you stories. You were put to sleep with Dr Seuss, Eric Carle and Enid Blyton. There were pictures. There was sweetness and wonder.
It can be like that again. At Bedtime Stories, a storytelling evening created by Saturday Paper editor Erik Jensen, Australia’s best writers retell their books…as if for children.
Listen as Kate Holden reinterprets her celebrated memoir of sex and heroin, In My Skin, for tots. Hear Chloe Hooper settle children with her incisive prose in her retelling of The Tall Man. Pull up the blankets as David Marr crafts fables from his fearless journalism. And as for lullabies? Singer-songwriter and Lucksmiths/Simpletons alumnus Darren Hanlon has you covered.
Kate Holden is the author of In My Skin: A Memoir and The Romantic: Italian Nights and Days. For six years she wrote a column for the Age and has published essays, short stories, and reviews in Griffith Review, Meanjin, Weekend Australian, Monthly, Saturday Paper and others.
David Marr is one of Australia’s most respected journalists. He has written for the Sydney Morning Herald and the Bulletin, won a Walkley for his reportage on ‘Four Corners’ and presented ‘Media Watch’ on ABC TV. He is the award-winning author of several books, including Patrick White: a Life and His Master’s Voice: The Corruption of Public Debate Under Howard, and he co-authored Dark Victory with Marian Wilkinson.
Be a part of the Auckland Writers Festival and meet Text authors Herman Koch and Jane Higgins and Elena Ferrante’s translator, Ann Goldstein.
Herman Koch is a successful actor, screenwriter and columnist in the Netherlands, and has written a number of satirical novels, including the international bestseller The Dinner (2011) and Summer House with Swimming Pool (2014). The Dinner was adapted for stage and screen in the Netherlands and an English language film adaptation to be directed by Cate Blanchett has recently been announced.
Jane Higgins lives in Christchurch, New Zealand. She is a social researcher at Lincoln University, specialising in projects with teenagers. She has worked on many human rights campaigns and is interested in astronomy, mathematics and classic science fiction. She won the 2010 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing for her first novel, The Bridge. The sequel, Havoc, was published in 2015.
Ann Goldstein has translated all of Elena Ferrante’s work. She is an editor at the New Yorker and a recipient of the PEN Renato Poggioli Translation Prize.
Arnold Zable is a highly acclaimed novelist, storyteller, educator and human rights advocate. His latest novel, The Fighter, is a moving and poetic portrait of Henry Nissen, a champion boxer, and boy from Amess Street in working-class Carlton helping to give the disaffected another chance. This is a compelling window into the unnoticed recesses of Melbourne.