Festival Program


Guardian Australia: The Unmissables

Sat 7 Sep, 10am
SLV, Village Roadshow Theatrette

We’ve all got favourite books over time that we’ll insist are unmissable. But what do some of your most beloved authors choose as their own personal must-reads? Join Australian greats Toni Jordan, Alice Pung, Carrie Tiffany and Corey White as they lay their literary souls bare and share their own unmissable classic novels. With Stephanie Convery.

Presented in partnership with Guardian Australia


1 hour

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Session Artists

Stephanie Convery is the deputy culture editor of Guardian Australia. She was formerly deputy editor at Overland magazine and a freelance writer and arts worker in Melbourne. Her first book, Who Killed Davey Browne?, will be published by Penguin Random House in 2020.

Toni Jordan is the author of five novels, including the international best-seller Addition, the Indie award-winning Nine Days, and Our Tiny, Useless Hearts, a bedroom farce inspired by her love of Molière. Toni teaches creative writing at Faber Academy at Allen & Unwin. Her latest novel is The Fragments.

Alice Pung is an award-winning Melbourne writer whose books include Unpolished Gem, Her Father's Daughter, Laurinda, On John Marsden and Close to Home.

Carrie Tiffany was born in West Yorkshire and grew up in WA. She spent her early twenties working as a park ranger in Central Australia and now lives in Melbourne. Her novels Everyman’s Rules for Scientific Living and Mateship with Birds were widely acclaimed. Her new novel, Exploded View, was published in early 2019.

Corey White is an award-winning stand-up comedian, creator of ABC TV’s Corey White’s Roadmap to Paradise and author of The Prettiest Horse In The Glue Factory, a memoir spanning his experiences growing up in foster care to becoming one of the most potent new voices in Australian comedy.

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