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RSWWF Event: Ceridwen Dovey with Geordie Williamson

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In association with the Women's Club, the Rose Scott Women Writers' Festival presents Ceridwen Dovey in Conversation with Geordie Williamson.

Ceridwen Dovey’s brilliant new novel In The Garden of the Fugitives, “a spellbinding pas de deux of passion and obsession” (Anna Funder) was released in February 2018 in Australia, the UK, the USA and France.

Her debut novel, Blood Kin, was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Award, selected for the US National Book Foundation’s prestigious ‘5 Under 35’ honours list, published in 15 countries and reviewed in the New Yorker and the NY Times.  Her short story collection, Only the Animals, won the Readings New Australian Writing Award and the Steele Rudd Award at the Queensland Literary Awards, and was described as “strange and richly imagined … haunting and atmospheric” (NY Times), “dazzling” (The Guardian UK), and “wonderfully weird and profoundly witty” (Kirkus starred review).  Ceridwen is a regular essayist for various publications, including newyorker.com and The Monthly.

Geordie Williamson is the chief literary critic of The Australian and former publisher of Picador Australia. His reviews and essays have appeared in newspapers and magazines here and in the UK since at least 2001 and he won Australia’s only major national prize for critical writing in 2011. His collection of essays on neglected Australian writers, The Burning Library, is essential reading for anyone interested in Australian literature.  He is currently working on a new book, Lairds of Rapa Nui, about Scottish merchants who owned Easter Island.

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Tickets $60.00 including lunch with a glass of wine. Women's Club members may book via the membership portal for $55.00.

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Smart casual or business wear; no jeans please

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The Women's Club
Level 4, 179 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, NSW 

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