News and Events

INVENTED LIVES was launched at Readings, Carlton on 4th April. With celebrations continuing afterwards over wine and pizza at Jimmy Watson’s. It was a warm and buoyant send-off.









I’ve added radio and print reviews and interviews to the INVENTED LIVES LINKS on the website’s home page.


April 28   Canberra. In conversation with Nikki Anderson at Muse, East Hotel, 69 Canberra Ave., Kingston. 3pm.

April 29   Geelong Library, The High Ground Wurdi Youang, Level 5, Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, 51 Malop Street. Talk and reading. 6.30pm

May 4/5  CLUNES Book Festival. Panel with Jane Caro and Alice Pung on Saturday. In conversation with Tess Brady on Sunday.

May 7. Jeffreys Bookstore, 140 Glenferrie Road Malvern. Two novelists in conversation. Event with Sarah Myles, author of The Wolf Hour. 6.30pm

May 16. Sydney: Gleebooks. In conversation with Drusilla Modjeska.

May 17. Sydney: The Women’s Club. Two writers discuss this writing life: with Drusilla Modjeska.

May 30. The Avenue Bookshop. 424 Glenhuntly Rd., Elsternwick. In conversation.

June 3. ABC RN Book Show with Claire Nichols. 10.05am.

June 4. Dymocks: 1st Tuesday BookClub. 6.30-8.30. Barolo Trattoria, 885 Burke Rd. Camberwell.

June 12. The Paperback Salon series. Talk and reading. The Paperback, 60 Bourke Street, Melbourne. 6pm

June 19. Pop Up Bookclub for readers in Hawthorn Area.
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June 21. Wheeler Centre at Montalto Winery and Restaurant. Conversation with Elizabeth McCarthy.

August 9. Care for Cambodia: Literary Luncheon, together with Enza Gandolfo and Abdi Aden.  Anglers Tavern, 2 Raleigh Street, Maribynong (Melbourne). Midday – 3.00pm

August 25. Jewish Writers’ Festival, Bondi Beach, Sydney. 2.15 session with Miriam Sved.

August 27. Corrie Perkin Bookshop, Malvern Road, Hawksburn (Melbourne). 6.15 – 7.45

September 6. Melbourne Writers’ Festival. 11.30am. Leave the Lights on Please. Panel discussion about sex and passion in later life. State Library, Isabella Fraser Room.

September 7. Melbourne Writers’ Festival. 10.00am. In-conversation with Marieke Hardy. RMIT Kaleide Theatre.

September 8. Melbourne Writers’ Festival. 11.30am. Till Death Us Do Part. 4 of us will perform creative pieces about holding on when you really should be letting go. The Toff in Town.

October 2. Carlton Library, Rathdowne Street, Carlton (Melbourne) 6.30-7.30. Talk and reading.