AUTHOR EVENT: Crime Panel

Unfortunately this event has been POSTPONED due to the extension of the Snap Lockdown in Melbourne. We will endeavour to reschedule with our authors and hopefully announce a new date in due course.

Mark Brandi, Katherine Kovacic and Kyle Perry

WEDNESDAY 28 JULY
6.45pm – 8.30pm

TICKETS $30

Bookings essential as places limited

Three premier Australian writers – Mark Brandi, Katherine Kovacic & Kyle Perry – will be in-store for a panel-based discussion on what it’s like to write about crime, suspense and the dark, gritty side of life.

6.45pm arrival for a 7pm start. 

We will be operating according to COVID-safe regulations and as such all attendees will be required to check-in on arrival. Please do not attend if you are unwell.


About the authors…

Mark Brandi graduated with a criminal justice degree and worked extensively in the justice system, before changing direction and deciding to write. He has written three best-selling novels: Wimmera, which won the Debut Dagger (UK), the Indie Book Award for Debut Fiction, and was shortlisted for numerous prizes; The Rip, which was longlisted for Best Fiction at the Indie Book Awards and the Crime Writer’s Association Best Fiction award; and The Others, to be released in July 2021.


Katherine Kovacic is the author of five books. Her true crime novel, The Schoolgirl Strangler, was released in January 2021 and explores the murder of a young girl in the 1930s and the years of bungled investigations, the falsely accused men and the tragic deaths of two more girls, before the murderer was finally caught and brought to justice. Her new crime novel, Just Murdered: Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, will be released in August 2021 and is based on the niece of Kerry Greenwood’s famous Phryne Fisher, as seen on 7plus.


Kyle Perry is a drug and alcohol counsellor based in Hobart, Tasmania. He has grown up around the Tasmanian bush and seas, with the landscape a key feature of his writing and his spare time. 
His debut novel, The Bluffs, was shortlisted for Indie’s Debut Fiction Book of the Year, and longlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards’ General Fiction Book of the Year. His second novel, The Deep, will be released in July 2021 and is a heart-stopping new thriller set on the rugged coast of Tasmania about modern-day pirates, family bonds and betrayals, and the hidden dangers that lurk in the deep…

AUTHOR EVENT: Monica Dux with Jacinta Parsons

MONICA DUX

in conversation with Jacinta Parsons

WEDNESDAY 14 JULY
6.45pm – 8.30pm

TICKETS $10

Bookings essential as places are limited

We are delighted to welcome Monica Dux to discuss her explosive new memoir Lapsed, with fellow journalist and author, Jacinta Parsons

6.45pm arrival for a 7pm start. 

We will be operating according to COVID-safe regulations and as such all attendees will be required to check-in on arrival. Please do not attend if you are unwell.

Please note this event is now BOOKED OUT.  You may add your name to a wait list by clicking the blue button.  


About Monica Dux…

Monica Dux is a writer, commentator, and a columnist for The AgeShe was a founding board member of the Stella Prize, and the Feminist Writers Festival.

Her latest memoir Lapsed was released in April 2021, and is the story of one woman’s attempt to exorcise her religious upbringing. From devout ten-year-old performing the part of Jesus in a primary school play to blaspheming, undergraduate atheist, Monica Dux and her attitude to the Catholic Church changed profoundly over a decade. Eventually, she calmed down and was just ‘lapsed’. Then, on a family trip to Rome, her young daughter expressed a desire to be baptised. Monica found herself re-examining her own childhood and how Catholicism had shaped her. Was it really out of her system or was it in her blood for life? In Lapsed, Monica sets out to find the answer.

Monica is the author of three other books: Things I Didn’t Expect (When I was Expecting) (2013)co-author of The Great Feminist Denial (2008), and editor of the anthology Mothermorphosis (2015).

About Jacinta Parsons…

Jacinta Parsons is a broadcaster, radio maker, writer, and public speaker. She currently hosts Afternoons on ABC Melbourne delivering a popular mix of art, culture and ideas. Her first novel Unseen (September 2020) is a memoir of her living with Chrohn’s disease for over 20 years.

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