Book Club



Immigration Museum
400 Flinders Street
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
What's On

Melbourne Writers Festival

Irvine Welsh

Saturday 25 August, 4.30pm, $60

Acclaimed author and cult figure Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) discusses one of his favourite texts in an intimate setting. His tome of choice, PostCapitalism: A Guide To Our Future by Paul Mason, explores the existential threat posed to capitalism by the digital revolution.

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Bob Carr

Saturday 25 August, 6.30pm, $60

For this intimate book club event, join former Australian politician and well-known bibliophile Bob Carr for an evening of wine, cheese, and robust conversation about one of his favourite novels, Saul Bellow's The Adventures of Augie March.

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John Safran

Saturday 25 August, 8.30pm, $60

Join documentary-maker John Safran for a deeper look at cult horror classic The Exorcist by American writer William Peter Blatty, and its longstanding legacy through being adapted into one of the greatest supernatural films of all time.

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Adam Liaw

Sunday 26 August, 4.30pm, $60

Chef, television host and all-round convivial human Adam Liaw sits down for an intimate book club to discuss two books that shaped his creative life – Roald Dahl's extraordinary memoirs, Boy and Going Solo. Join him for an impassioned conversation.

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Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Sunday 26 August, 6.30pm, $60

Writer, advocate and mechanical engineer Yassmin Abdel-Magied leads an open discussion of a much-loved literary classic, George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984, providing discerning insights as to how its themes of censorship and fascism remain ever-relevant in today's society.

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Neko Case

Sunday 26 August, 8.30pm, $60

Beloved American singer-songwriter Neko Case will be dissecting one of her favourite books, Watership Down. Written by Richard Adams in 1972, this classic fantasy adventure novel will be open for robust discussion, critique and discovery in an intimate group setting.

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Michelle de Kretser

Friday 31 August, 6.30pm, $60

Miles Franklin Award–winning author Michelle de Kretser (Questions of Travel, The Life to Come) will be your guide for a thoughtful and sagacious examination of one of her favourite novels, Elizabeth Harrower's The Watch Tower.

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Sarah Krasnostein

Friday 31 August, 8.30pm, $60

Sarah Krasnostein is a law researcher and the award-winning author of bestselling book The Trauma Cleaner. Delve into one of her favourite novels, The New York Times bestseller My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout in an intimate group setting.

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