Festival Program

Book Club

Book Club: Judith Lucy

Fri 6 Sep, 6pm
SLV, North Rotunda

It is perhaps slightly off-brand, but comedian Judith Lucy insists that Cormac McCarthy’s 1985 classic ‘anti-Western’ Blood Meridian is the novel she wishes to examine. Prepare for ‘vistas of gruesome violence’ as you dig deep into this historical tale.

It is recommended you read the featured book before attending this event. You can purchase a copy from Readings, our official bookseller, here.


1 hour 30 minutes

Session code




Session Artists

Judith Lucy is an award-winning stand-up comedian, author and star of Australian film and television. Along with Denise Scott, their critically acclaimed show Disappointments won the 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival People's Choice Award, and performed a run London’s Soho Theatre and Sydney Opera House.

Michael Williams is the director of the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas in Melbourne. He has worked at the Wheeler Centre since inception in 2009, when he was hired as the head of programming before being appointed as director in 2011.

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