A literary night by the sea with one of Australia's leading writing couples—the internationally bestselling author of The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect, Graeme Simsion, and edgy crime novelist Anne Buist, author of Medea's Curse. Together, they'll share stories about the writing life, inspiring each other, and their compelling characters. This event will be hosted Kylie Ladd.
Ticket includes two courses (BYO drinks and glasses). Tables accommodate groups of 8, 10 or 12. If you would like to be seated with other ticketholders, please indicate the name(s), along with any dietary requirements, when you book your tickets.
Anne Buist is the Chair of Women’s Mental Health at the University of Melbourne and has over 25 years clinical and research experience in perinatal psychiatry. She works with Protective Services and the legal system in cases of abuse, kidnapping, infanticide and murder. Medea’s Curse is her first mainstream psychological thriller. Professor Buist is married to novelist Graeme Simsion and has two children.
Graeme Simsion was born in Auckland and is a Melbourne-based writer of short stories, plays, screenplays and two non-fiction books. The Rosie Project began life as a screenplay, winning the Australian Writers Guild/Inscription Award for Best Romantic Comedy before being adapted into a novel. It went on to win the 2012 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript and has since been sold around the world to over forty countries. Sony Pictures have optioned the film rights with Graeme contracted to write the script. The Rosie Project won the 2014 ABIA for Best General Fiction Book, and was ultimately awarded Australian Book of the Year for 2014. The sequel, The Rosie Effect, was released in 2014 to great acclaim and also became a bestseller.