Festival Program


Andrea Goldsmith: Invented Lives

Sat 7 Sep, 10am
RMIT Kaleide Theatre

Award-winning writer and novelist Andrea Goldsmith discusses her latest novel, Invented Lives, a story of love and exile from country, home and self. Goldsmith speaks with her dear friend, MWF’s artistic director Marieke Hardy, about love, family and belonging.


1 hour

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Session Artists

Andrea Goldsmith in a Melbourne-based novelist and occasional essayist. Her novels include Miles Franklin Award short-listed The Prosperous Thief, the critically acclaimed Reunion, and The Memory Trap, which won the Melbourne Prize in 2015. Her new novel is Invented Lives, a tale of exile and longing that stretches from Soviet Russia to 1980s Australia.

Marieke Hardy is artistic director of Melbourne Writers Festival, and is a curator, screenwriter, artist, author and immersive theatre maker. She is co-curator of international literary salon Women of Letters, a recipient of the 2015 Sidney Myer Fellowship, and creates secret art parties that are produced anonymously.

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