Alzheimer’s in Fiction

How is the experience of Alzheimer’s disease – as patient, carer or onlooker – reflected in fiction? Rachel Khong (Goodbye, Vitamin) and Harriet McKnight (Rain Birds) explore the condition’s effect on family, friends and loved ones in their debut novels.

Tickets go on sale at 9am Friday 21 July. This session is able to be booked on a Festival Pass.

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Harriet McKnight

Harriet McKnight is the author of Rain Birds, published in 2017 – a novel about life with dementia and our carelessness with the...

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Rachel Khong

Rachel Khong grew up in Southern California, and holds degrees from Yale University and the University of Florida. From 2011 to 2016, she was the...

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Nikki Anderson

Nikki Anderson has worked as an agent in Spain and a bookseller in Albert Park, and planned and ran author programs throughout Asia. She is...

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25 August – 3 September