Celebrated novelist Rod Jones will be in conversation about his new work, the semi-autobiographical novel The Mothers. This is a gripping novel of times past and stories that weave between generations. We are delighted to have Readings’ Mark Rubbo leading the conversation.
Rod Jones’s first novel, Julia Paradise (1986), won the fiction award at the 1988 Adelaide Festival, was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award and was runner-up for the Prix Femina Étranger. It has been translated into ten languages and is now available as a Text Classic. His four other novels, Prince of the Lilies, Billy Sunday, Nightpictures, and Swan Bay, have all either won or been shortlisted for major literary awards.