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Join author of Kat Jumps the Shark, Melinda Houston, plus Holly Childs and Jenna Martin at the Moat as they discuss their debut novels.

The Moat
176 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC

Free event, but the Moat offers a pre-event package from 5pm to 6pm: $20 for a meal and a glass of wine. Call (03) 9094 7820 or book online here.

With all its twists and turns and helter-skelter action, The Firebird Mystery is an addictive story and a spellbinding homage to the world of Victorian literature that will appeal to readers of all ages.

Meet Darrell Pitt, the author of The Firebird Mystery, at The Little Bookroom and here about his writing, his books and how he got published.

Go into a prize to have Darrell visit your school!

The Little Bookroom
759 Nicholson St
Carlton North


Hear local author Suzanne McCourt talk about her new novel The Lost Child—a beautifully written story about family, identity and growing up, set in the 1950s in a small fishing village on the southern coast of Australia.

Ulysses Bookstore
33 Melrose Street

Tickets: $7.50 which includes light refreshments and a glass of wine

Bookings essential
Book online at
or call 9521 8020

The irrepressible Graeme Simsion will talk about his sparkling debut novel, The Rosie Project.

Coburg Library
corner of Victoria and Louisa Streets
Coburg VIC

Free entry
Enquiries: 03 9389 8607

Pause for an evening, savour a glass of wine and ruminate on the craft of writing in conversation with Graeme Simsion, author of the feel-good novel The Rosie Project.

Rotunda in the West is open to all and is an extension of Victoria University’s Professional Writing & Editing course.

Victoria University Bar
Building M, Level O
Footscray Park Campus
Victoria University
Ballarat Rd
Footscray VIC

Graeme Simsion, author of the international hit The Rosie Project, will talk about the journey of his story from screenplay to novel, the forthcoming sequel and his future writing.

To find out more about the Festival and book tickets, visit the website here.

The Little Bookroom and Text Publishing invite you to meet three wonderful authors.

Leanne Hall is the author of two novels for young adults, the Text Prize-winning This Is Shyness and its sequel Queen of the Night.

A. J. Betts is an author, teacher, speaker and cyclist. Zac & Mia, the winner of the Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing, is her third novel for young adults.

Rebecca Lim is the author of fifteen books for children and young adult readers, and her novels have been translated into German, French, Turkish, Portuguese and Polish. The Astrologer’s Daughter is due out with Text Publishing in August.

The Little Bookroom
759 Nicholson St
Carlton North


Enjoy a discussion about the delightful new novel, Joyful, by Robert Hillman.

Robert Hillman has written a number of books including his 2004 memoir The Boy in the Green Suit, which won the National Biography Award. He lives in Warburton in Victoria’s Yarra Valley.

Entry $35 per person includes wine, refreshments and a copy of Joyful.

Eltham Bookshop
970 Main Rd
Eltham VIC

Prepaid bookings essential:
Ph: 9439 8700

Meet Graeme Simsion, author of the brilliant romantic comedy, The Rosie Project.

Townsville City Library
86 Thuringowa Dr
Townsville QLD

Free but enquiries to (07) 4773 8811.

Join Rachel and Clare as they put women front and centre in a lively and frank discussion about history, identity, politics, creativity, working families and happy mothers.

Clare Wright is an historian and author who has worked as a political speechwriter, radio and television broadcaster and university lecturer. Her new book, The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, looks at the crucial role women played in the events surrounding the Eureka Stockade.

Rachel Power is a Darebin-based writer and editor. Her latest book is The Divided Heart: Art and Motherhood.

Northcote Library
32-38 Separation St
Northcote VIC

Book online or call 1300 655 355.

Meet Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project, a heart-warming love story for our time.

Graeme Simsion worked as a computer operator, programmer and database specialist before founding a consulting business in 1982. He is a founder of Pinot Now, a wine importer and distributor and Roy’s Antiques in Melbourne. He recently resigned from his position as a Senior Research Fellow at Melbourne University. The Rosie Project is first first novel.

Graeme will be in conversation with Tim Byrne.

The Avenue Bookstore
434 Glen Huntly Road