Events

Join From the Outer contributors as they discuss the highs and lows of life as writers and Aussie Rules tragics.

Wednesday 27 April
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: Readings, 309 Lygon St, Carlton, VIC 3053.
Tickets: Free event. Please book online.

Are young Australians falling behind? Join Jennifer Rayner as she discusses her new book Generation Less: How Australia is Cheating the Young, together with Professor Peter Whiteford and Professor Bruce Chapman from the Crawford School of Public Policy at ANU.

Thursday 28 April
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Venue: Acton Theatre, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT.
Tickets: Free event. Please book online.

Urgent and convincing, Generation Less investigates the life prospects of young Australians. It looks at their emotional life, their access to credit, education and fulfilling jobs, and considers whether they will ever be able to buy a house. Author Jennifer Rayner will discuss the book and its implications for Australia’s future with James Massola, political correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald, Age & Canberra Times.

Sunday 1 May
Time: 3:30 – 4:30pm
Venue: East Hotel, 69 Canberra Ave, Kingston, ACT 2604
Tickets: $10, includes a glass of wine or soft drink. Please book online.

Urgent and convincing, Generation Less investigates the life prospects of young Australians. It looks at their emotional life, their access to credit, education and fulfilling jobs, and considers whether they will ever be able to buy a house. Author Jennifer Rayner will discuss the book and its implications for Australia’s future with Labor Senator Sam Dastyari.

Saturday 7 May
Time: 3:30pm for 4:00pm
Venue: Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road Glebe NSW 2037
Tickets: $12/$9 concession/gleeclub free. Book here or phone (02) 9660 2333.

Robert Adamson, John Birmingham, Frank Bongiorno, James Brown, Annabel Crabb, Vivian Gornick, Lisa Gorton, David Hunt, Leisel Jones, Stuart Kells, Benjamin Law, Johannes Leak, Andrew Leigh, David Malouf, Robert Manne, Paddy Manning, David Marr, Felicity McLean, Alice Pung, Gloria Steinem, Laura Tingle, Aviva Tuffield and David Uren will all be guest of the 2016 Sydney Writers Festival. 

Please check the program for information about their events and to book tickets.

Saturday 14 May

Join this internationally-lauded writer, activist and revolutionary feminist discuss her life and autobiography with former Premier Anna Bligh.

This event has now booked out.

Sunday 15 May
Time: 3:00pm
Venue: Powerhouse Theatre, 119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005
Tickets: $35 Please book online.

Legendary feminist, journalist and commentator Gloria Steinem in conversation with journalist Virginia Trioli.

This event has now booked out.

Monday 16 May
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: Melbourne Town Hall, 90-130 Swanston Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000.
Tickets: Please book online.

Gloria Steinem has been at the forefront of the feminist movement and championing women’s rights for over six decades. Gloria will be joined in conversation with fellow feminist, the formidable Tara Moss. Two feminist powerhouses under one roof? This is not to be missed.

Tuesday 17 May
Time: 7:00am – 9:00am
Venue: Sofitel Melbourne, 25 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000.
Tickets: Premium member - $139.00, Subscriber - $159.00, Table of 10 - $1390.00, Gold table of 10 - $2490.00. Please book online.

A living legend of narrative non-fiction, Gornick visits Melbourne to discuss her intertwined life and work.

This event has now booked out.

Wednesday 18 May
Time: 6:15pm – 7:15pm
Venue: The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne, VIC 3000.
Tickets: Free event. Please book online.

Stuart Kells will be a guest of the 2016 Williamstown Literary Festival. Please check the website for more details.

Saturday 18 June

Klaus Neumann will be in conversation with Arnold Zable at the Fitzroy Town Hall.

Tuesday 28 June
Venue: Fitzroy Town Hall,  201 Napier St, Fitzroy, VIC 3065.


News

Nona and Me by Clare Atkins has been shortlisted for the 2016 YABBA Awards.

BLACK INC. CONGRATULATES STUART KELLS 

Black Inc. congratulates Stuart Kells, whose book Penguin and the Lane Brothers: The Untold Story of a Publishing Revolution has won the 2015 Ashurst Business Literature Prize. Alan Cameron AO, chair of the judging panel commented: “we found the winner was a delight to read—informative and entertaining at the same time”. Kells’ book is a groundbreaking counter-history and portrait of the three brothers who built the global publishing powerhouse, Penguin Books.

Vera by Vera Wasowski and Robert Hillman, Laurinda by Alice Pung and Across the Seas by Klaus Neumann have all been shortlisted in the 2016 NSW Premier's Literary Awards.

Body Lengths by Leisel Jones has been longlisted for the Small Publishers’ Adult Book of the Year at the 2016 Australian Book Industry Awards.

The Eighties by Frank Bongiorno has been shortlisted for the 2016 Ernest Scott Prize.

Penguin and the Lane Brothers by Stuart Kells and Takeover by David Uren have both been shortlisted for the 2015 Ashurst Business Literature Prize.

A Short History of Richard Kline by Amanda Lohrey has been longlisted for the 2016 Stella Prize.

Erik Jensen has won the 2015 Waverley Library Award for Literature for his book Acute Misfortune: The Life and Death of Adam Cullen.