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Helen Garner in Carlton

Helen Garner in conversation with Mark Rubbo.

For one night only, Mark Rubbo, Readings Managing Director and Helen Garner will discuss Helen’s work over the last 40 years, including her lastest book, This House of Grief.  Together these two people have changed the way we view Australian authors and their stories that have become part of our own consciences.

Helen Garner was born in 1942 in Geelong, and was educated there and at Melbourne University. Her first novel, Monkey Grip, came out in 1977, won the 1978 National Book Council Award, and was adapted for film in 1981. Her novel, The Spare Room won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Fiction, the Queensland Premier’s Award for Fiction and the Barbara Jefferis Award, and has been translated into many languages. Her most recent work, This House of Grief was released in 2014. 

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