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We are sorry to say that due to ongoing COVID restrictions and complications, this event is now cancelled.

Clare Moleta‘s novel Unsheltered is about a woman searching for her missing daughter across a continent on the edge of collapse. ‘It’s your own worst nightmare. That’s why you’ve written it’, a friend commented, and she was right. How, and why, do novelists tackle the hard topics, writing through their own discomfort to produce important and unsettling books? Tracy Farr speaks with Clare, Brannavan Gnangalingam, author of Sprigs, about an elite boys school closing ranks after a rape, and Stephanie Johnson, whose latest novel, Everything Changes, brings together a ‘classic cast of the sorrowful and dysfunctional’ in an old motel.

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1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Free
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