Readings Literary Preview: Australian fiction

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Join us to explore what’s new in Australian fiction and take a look at preview book titles and new releases for the year ahead.

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The presenting publishers will include Text Publishing House, Ultimo Press and University of Queensland Press.

Bestselling author Tony Birch will discuss his new short story collection Dark as last night. This event will be hosted by author and podcast host Kate Mildenhall.

The Readings State Library bookshop will be open following the event for you to browse the latest new releases in Australian fiction, and pick up a new read.

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December: Young Adult

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State Library Victoria is Australia’s oldest public library and a beautiful heritage building located in the heart of Melbourne. The Library’s distinctive spaces, from the 19th-century Ian Potter Queen’s Hall, to the contemporary theatrette are host to a diverse range of vibrant programming for all ages. Boasting beautiful surrounds, the Library is a welcoming place to languish on the lawn, play a game of giant chess or take in a pop-up event on the forecourt. Free exhibitions line the balconies of the majestic domed reading room; see Ned Kelly's armour and Jerilderie letter, Burke and Wills relics and a host of other treasures.

Enjoy books, music, newspapers, and free wi-fi and lockers.

Open daily, with a cafe and bookshop onsite. 


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